Lectin binding in colorectal mucosa.

Lectin binding of goblet cell mucin in human colonic mucosa was studied in patients with irritable bowel syndrome, colorectal malignancy and ulcerative colitis using plant lectins, Dolichos biflorus agglutinin (DBA) and peanut agglutinin (PNA). Normal colonic mucosa demonstrated a strong binding with DBA (100%) but did not bind to PNA at all. Colonic… CONTINUE READING