Studies on lectins. XXXIV. The effect of thermal treatment on the lectin of lentil seeds (Lens esuclenta Moench).
- Published Article
Acta biologica et medica Germanica
- Publication Date
Jan 01, 1978
The lectin of lentil seeds (Lens esculenta Moench) dissociates into subunits upon incubation of its solution at temperatures above 50 degrees C. The dissociation is accompanied by precipitation of the heavy subunit, release of Mn2+ from the protein molecule and an almost complete loss of erythroagglutinating activity. Addition of Mn2+ or D-glucose to the lectin solutions has a partially protective effect on the dissociation and inactivation.
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