Molecular diversity of skin mucus lectins in fish.


Among lectins in the skin mucus of fish, primary structures of four different types of lectin have been determined. Congerin from the conger eel Conger myriaster and AJL-1 from the Japanese eel Anguilla japonica were identified as galectin, characterized by its specific binding to beta-galactoside. Eel has additionally a unique lectin, AJL-2, which has a… (More)


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