phytohaemagglutinin


phytohaemagglutinin
Sometimes used as synonym for lectins in general, but more usually refers to lectin from seeds of the red kidney bean Phaseolus vulgaris. Binds to oligosaccharide containing N-acetyl galactosyl residues. Binds to both B- and T-lymphocytes, but acts as a mitogen only for T-cells.

Dictionary of molecular biology. 2004.

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  • Phytohaemagglutinin — (PHA, or phytohemagglutinin) is a lectin found in plants, especially beans. PHA actually consists of two closely related proteins, called Leucoagglutinin (PHA L) and PHA E. The letters E and L point to the fact that these proteins agglutinate… …   Wikipedia

  • phytohaemagglutinin — (PHA) n. a plant derived alkaloid that stimulates T lymphocytes to divide in the test tube …   Medical dictionary

  • phytohaemagglutinin — phy·to·haemagglutinin …   English syllables

  • phytohaemagglutinin — PHA; n. a plant derived alkaloid that stimulates T lymphocytes to divide in the test tube …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • phytohaemagglutinin — noun see phytohemagglutinin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Фитогемагглютинин (Phytohaemagglutinin (Pha)) — получаемый из растений алкалоид, который стимулирует процесс деления Т лимфоцитов в пробирке. Источник: Медицинский словарь …   Медицинские термины

  • ФИТОГЕМАГГЛЮТИНИН — (phytohaemagglutinin (PHA)) получаемый из растений алкалоид, который стимулирует процесс деления Т лимфоцитов в пробирке …   Толковый словарь по медицине

  • Phaseolus vulgaris — Navy Bean redirects here. For the Tracy Bonham song, see Navy Bean (song). Feijao redirects here. For the Brazilian fighter, see Rafael Cavalcante. Phaseolus vulgaris A variety of the common bean with flat pods …   Wikipedia

  • Bean — is a common name for large plant seeds of several genera of the family Fabaceae (formerly Leguminosae) used for human food or animal feed. Although beans usually means the seeds of bean plants, it can also mean (especially in the US) the whole… …   Wikipedia

  • Common bean — Taxobox name = Phaseolus vulgaris image width = 240px image caption = Plant with immature fruit regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Fabales familia = Fabaceae subfamilia = Faboideae tribus = Phaseoleae genus =… …   Wikipedia


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