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Plant Lectins
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Plant Lectins

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Plant Lectins by A. Pusztai

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This volume surveys the chemistry, biochemistry, biosynthesis, metabolism and pharmacological properties of lectins. Lectins, which are most commonly found in plants, are widespread natural products with striking biological activities. Their specific ability to recognise and bind to simple or complex saccharides facilitates their role as effective information protein molecules. As agents of cell-to-cell recognition, lectins promote symbiosis between plants and specific nitrogen-fixing soil bacteria. As natural defensive molecules, they can protect plants against predators such as bacteria, fungi and insects. As part of our diet, lectins are powerful exogenous growth factors in the small intestine and influence our health, the digestive function and the bacterial ecology of the alimentary tract. Lectins are also important research tools in preparative biochemistry and cell science.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780521328241
ISBN-10: 0521328241
Format: Hardback
(228mm x 152mm x 19mm)
Pages: 272
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 6-Feb-1992
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

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Plant Lectins by A. Pusztai Plant Lectins, Paperback (May 2008)

Lectins are natural products found mainly in plants. Their properties are examined in this book.

Handbook of Plant Lectins by A. Pusztai Handbook of Plant Lectins, Hardback (January 1998)

Lectins are used in all branches of biological research. Until now, the information on lectins has been scattered throughout the literature and has been difficult and time--consuming to obtain. This book supplies scientists with a comprehensive overview and provides information on all aspects of known lectins.

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