Applied Biochemistry and Biotechnology

, Volume 36, Issue 2, pp 113–118

Purification and partial characterization of two lectin isoforms fromCratylia mollis mart. (camaratu bean)

  • Patricia M. G. Paiva
  • Luana C. B. B. Coelho
Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/BF02929691

Cite this article as:
Paiva, P.M.G. & Coelho, L.C.B.B. Appl Biochem Biotechnol (1992) 36: 113. doi:10.1007/BF02929691


Two additional electrophoretically distinct molecular forms, isoforms (iso) 2 and 3, with lectin properties were isolated fromCratylia mollis Mart, seeds (FABACEAE), by extraction with 0.15M NaCl and ammonium sulfate fractionation, followed by chromatography on Sephadex G-75 and Bio-Gel P-200 (iso 2), as well as CM-Cellulose and Sephadex G-75 (iso 3). Both isoforms were human group nonspecific and showed distinct specificity. Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis resolved iso 2 and 3 in polypeptides of apparent mol wts 60 and 31 kDa, respectively; a distinct isoelectric focusing pattern was obtained for iso 2 and 3, under denaturing and reducing conditions.

Index Entries

Lectinmultiple molecular forms

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© Humana Press Inc. 1992

Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia M. G. Paiva
    • 1
  • Luana C. B. B. Coelho
    • 1
  1. 1.Departamento de Bioquunica, Centro de Ciências Biológicas,Uniuersidade Federal de Pernambuco (UFPE)Au. Moraes Rego,s/n, Cidade UnioersitáriaRecife,PEBrazil