Uses of plant lectins in bioscience and biomedicine.

  title={Uses of plant lectins in bioscience and biomedicine.},
  author={Arpad Pusztai and Susan Bardocz and Stanley W. B. Ewen},
  journal={Frontiers in bioscience : a journal and virtual library},
New research directions in the last decade have led to major developments in the uses of plant lectins in bioscience and biomedicine. Major advances have been made in our understanding how lectins in the diet can act on the gastrointestinal tract and the physiological consequences of their actions, and how they can modulate body- and organ metabolism, the immune system and the gut microflora. Particularly striking progress has been made in unravelling the effects, often beneficial, of both… CONTINUE READING
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