Isolation of a novel legumin-like lectin with potent hemagglutinating activity from seeds of the Chinese chestnut Castanea mollisima.

A novel mannose- and glucose-specific lectin with high hemagglutinating activity was isolated from seeds of the Chinese chestnut Castanea mollisima. The lectin possessed a molecular mass of 140 kDa and was made up of two subunits, one with a molecular mass of 31 kDa and another with a molecular mass of 32 kDa. They exhibited substantial homology in N… CONTINUE READING