α-Lactose specific lectins are released from Phallusia mamillata hemocytes during short-term cultures. The molecular weight of the subunits, the immunological cross-reaction and the sugar specificity suggest that the released lectins are similar to those isolated from the sonicated hemocytes. Because lectin release appears to take place independently of active protein synthesis, the possibility exists that lectins are pre-formed, stored in hemocytes and released when in vitro conditions stimulate the cells. © 1991.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Developmental and Comparative Immunology|
|Publication status||Published - 1991|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Developmental Biology