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Legume Lectins: I. Immunological Cross-Reactions between the Enzymic Lectin from Mung Beans and Other Well Characterized Legume Lectins
Charles N. Hankins, Juanita I. Kindinger and Leland M. Shannon
Vol. 64, No. 1 (Jul., 1979), pp. 104-107
Published by: American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)
Stable URL: http://www.jstor.org/stable/4265848
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A number of well characterized legume lectins including the enzymic lectin from Vigna radiata were examined for immunological relatedness. The immunological cross-reactions observed indicate that most of the legume lectins, including Vigna lectin, are evolutionarily closely related proteins. The possibility that these proteins are homologs with enzymic functions is discussed.
Plant Physiology © 1979 American Society of Plant Biologists (ASPB)