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Experientia

, Volume 41, Issue 5, pp 669–671 | Cite as

Effect of aloe lectin on deoxyribonucleic acid synthesis in baby hamster kidney cells

  • A. Yagi
  • K. Machii
  • H. Nishimura
  • T. Shida
  • I. Nishioka
Short Communications Cellular and Molecular Biology, Immunology

Summary

A homogeneous glycoprotein (mol.wt 40,000) containing 34% carbohydrate was isolated fromAloe arborescens var.natalensis. At a concentration of 5 μg/ml, this glycoprotein was shown to stimulate deoxyribonucleic acid (DNA) synthesis in baby hamster kidney (BHK) cells and to have the properties of a lectin which reacts with sheep blood cells. The chemical and physical properties of the glycoprotein (aloe lectin) are also discussed.

Key words

Aloe arborescent varnatalensis glycoprotein, aloe lectin deoxyribonucleic acid synthesis baby hamster kidney cells 

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© Birkhäser Verlag Basel 1985

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Yagi
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • K. Machii
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • H. Nishimura
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • T. Shida
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  • I. Nishioka
    • 1
    • 2
    • 3
    • 4
  1. 1.Faculty of Pharmacy and Pharmaceutical SciencesFukuyama UniversityFukuyama, Hiroshima(Japan)
  2. 2.Oyodo Research LaboratoriesMaruho Co., LtdOsaka(Japan)
  3. 3.Clinical Research Center for Reumato-AllergologyNational Sagamihara HospitalSagamihara, Kanagawa(Japan)
  4. 4.Faculty of Pharmaceutical SciencesKyushu UniversityFukuoka(Japan)

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