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Descriptor English: Lectins
Descriptor Spanish: Lectinas
Descriptor Portuguese: Lectinas
Descriptor French: Lectines
Entry term(s): Animal Lectin
Animal Lectins
Isolectin
Isolectins
Lectin
Lectin, Animal
Lectins, Animal
Tree number(s): D12.776.503
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D037102
Scope note: Proteins that share the common characteristic of binding to carbohydrates. Some ANTIBODIES and carbohydrate-metabolizing proteins (ENZYMES) also bind to carbohydrates, however they are not considered lectins. PLANT LECTINS are carbohydrate-binding proteins that have been primarily identified by their hemagglutinating activity (HEMAGGLUTININS). However, a variety of lectins occur in animal species where they serve diverse array of functions through specific carbohydrate recognition.
Allowable Qualifiers: AD administration & dosage
AE adverse effects
AG agonists
AI antagonists & inhibitors
AN analysis
BI biosynthesis
BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid
CH chemistry
CL classification
CS chemical synthesis
DE drug effects
DF deficiency
EC economics
GE genetics
HI history
IM immunology
IP isolation & purification
ME metabolism
PD pharmacology
PH physiology
PK pharmacokinetics
PO poisoning
RE radiation effects
SD supply & distribution
ST standards
TO toxicity
TU therapeutic use
UL ultrastructure
UR urine
Previous Indexing: Lectins (1966-2002)
Public MeSH Note: 2003; ISOLECTIN was indexed under LECTINS 1979-2002
History Note: 2003; for ISOLECTIN use LECTINS (NM) 1979-2002
DeCS ID: 8042
Unique ID: D037102
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Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/03
Revision Date: 2020/05/27
Lectins - Preferred
Concept UI M0412029
Scope note Proteins that share the common characteristic of binding to carbohydrates. Some ANTIBODIES and carbohydrate-metabolizing proteins (ENZYMES) also bind to carbohydrates, however they are not considered lectins. PLANT LECTINS are carbohydrate-binding proteins that have been primarily identified by their hemagglutinating activity (HEMAGGLUTININS). However, a variety of lectins occur in animal species where they serve diverse array of functions through specific carbohydrate recognition.
Preferred term Lectins
Entry term(s) Lectin
Isolectins - Narrower
Concept UI M0074850
Scope note Lectin isoforms.
Preferred term Isolectins
Entry term(s) Isolectin
Animal Lectins - Narrower
Concept UI M0412209
Preferred term Animal Lectins
Entry term(s) Animal Lectin
Lectin, Animal
Lectins, Animal



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