Definition of lectin in English:
Any of a class of proteins, chiefly of plant origin, that bind specifically to certain sugars and so cause agglutination of particular cell types.
- Pokeweed mitogen is one of the few lectins that stimulates B lymphocytes as well as T lymphocytes.
- As I understand there is an argument about the possible role of lectins in the diet on metabolism, etc.
- One of the most fascinating aspects of this topic is the interrelationship between lectins and viruses.
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