Lectins and protease inhibitors as plant defenses against insects.

@article{Murdock2002LectinsAP,
  title={Lectins and protease inhibitors as plant defenses against insects.},
  author={Larry L. Murdock and Richard E. Shade},
  journal={Journal of agricultural and food chemistry},
  year={2002},
  volume={50 22},
  pages={6605-11}
}
Plants commonly accumulate lectins and proteinaceous protease inhibitors in their various tissues, sometimes in high concentrations. Much evidence suggests that one of the functions of these proteins is to serve as defenses against insects. 

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