The ligand binding specificity and tissue localization of a rat alveolar macrophage lectin.

The parameters of the reaction between a rat alveolar macrophage lectin (Mr = 180,000) and its ligands have been examined. The reaction is dependent on Ca2+ over the optimal pH range for binding. The apparent dissociation constant for fucosyl bovine serum albumin, the standard ligand used in these studies, is 1.4 X 10(-10) M. The ligand binding specificity… CONTINUE READING