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Lectins MeSH Descriptor Data 2023


MeSH Heading
Lectins
Tree Number(s)
D12.776.503
Unique ID
D037102
RDF Unique Identifier
http://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.
Entry Term(s)
Animal Lectin
Animal Lectins
Isolectin
Isolectins
Lectin
Pharm Action
Agglutinins
Registry Number
0
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
Date Established
2003/01/01
Date of Entry
2002/07/03
Revision Date
2020/05/27
Lectins Preferred
Isolectins Narrower
Animal Lectins Narrower
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