Current scenario of legume lectins and their practical applications
Current scenario of legume lectins and their practical applications / Ajay Kumar Gautam, Nidhi Shrivastava, Bechan Sharma, Sameer. S. Bhagyawant
p. 217-227 ; 29cm
수록자료: Journal of crop science and biotechnology. Korean Society of Crop Science. vol.21 no.3(2018 September), p. 217-227 21:3<217 ISSN 1975-9479↔ 저자: Ajay Kumar Gautam, School of Studies in Biotechnology, Jiwaji University 저자: Nidhi Shrivastava, Department of BIoscience & Biotechnology, Banasthali Vidhyapeeth 저자: Bechan Sharma, Department of Biochemistry, University of Allahabad 저자: Sameer. S. Bhagyawant, School of Studies in Biotechnology, Jiwaji University
Lectins are diverse group of carbohydrate binding proteins distributed ubiquitously in plant species. Lectins are the subject of intense investigation. Therefore, in the past few years studies on legume lectins with respect to their biochemical and pharmacological properties have been extensively carried out. Legume lectins are reported to contain antifungal, mitogenic, immunomodulatory, and antitumor properties. Some of the lectin also display anti-HIV-1 reverse transcriptase and antineoplastic activities. Plant lectins are expected to open new vistas for the design and development of drugs to be used against different serious diseases. This article aims to review up-to-date advances of legume lectins vis-à-vis structure, biological properties, and their practical applications.