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Plant Lectins MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Plant Lectins
Tree Number(s)
D12.776.503.499
D12.776.765.678
Unique ID
D037121
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D037121
Scope Note
Protein or glycoprotein substances of plant origin that bind to sugar moieties in cell walls or membranes. Some carbohydrate-metabolizing proteins (ENZYMES) from PLANTS also bind to carbohydrates, however they are not considered lectins. Many plant lectins change the physiology of the membrane of BLOOD CELLS to cause agglutination, mitosis, or other biochemical changes. They may play a role in plant defense mechanisms.
Entry Term(s)
Agglutinins, Plant
Lectins, Plant
Phytagglutinin
Phytagglutinins
Plant Agglutinin
Plant Agglutinins
Plant Lectin
Pharm Action
Agglutinins
Hemagglutinins
Registry Number
0
Previous Indexing
Lectins (1963-2002)
Public MeSH Note
2003; see LECTINS 1979-2002, PLANT AGGLUTININS 1963-1978 & PHYTOMITOGENS 1972-1978
History Note
2003; use LECTINS 1979-2002
Date Established
2003/01/01
Date of Entry
2002/07/02
Revision Date
2021/07/07
Plant Lectins Preferred
Agglutinins, Plant Narrower
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