Purification and partial characterization of a mitogenic lectin from the latex of Euphorbia marginata.

@article{Stirpe1993PurificationAP,
  title={Purification and partial characterization of a mitogenic lectin from the latex of Euphorbia marginata.},
  author={Fiorenzo Stirpe and Federico Licastro and Massimo Morini and Augusto Parente and Gil Savino and A. Abbondanza and Andrea Bolognesi and Anna Ida Falasca and Carlo Alberto Rossi},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  year={1993},
  volume={1158 1},
  pages={33-9}
}
A lectin was purified from the latex of Euphorbia marginata by affinity chromatography on acid-treated Sepharose 6B and elution with lactose. The lectin is a glycoprotein composed of two identical subunits with M(r) 30,000, approx. The haemagglutinating activity of the lectin is not specific for any human blood group, and is inhibited by galactose and galactose-containing sugars and by gentiobiose. The lectin is strongly mitogenic for human T-lymphocytes and induces the release of interleukin-1… CONTINUE READING

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