Modulating effect of acorn barnacle C-type lectins on the crystallization of calcium carbonate

The modulating effect of invertebrate C-type lectins on the crystallization of calcium carbonate was investigated. The multiple C-type lectins, named BRA-1, −2 and −3, isolated from the acorn barnacle Megabalanus rosa inhibited the nucleation and growth of calcium carbonate cyrstals. Among BRA, BRA-2 most efficiently inhibited the crystal nucleation of… CONTINUE READING