Recovery of Glycoproteins from Plant Tissues
The study of plant glycoproteins received a major stimulus by the discovery of plant lectins and their commercial exploitation. Many lectins are glycoproteins and some have structural similarities with cell wall glycoproteins. Some glycoproteins have well-defined and important biological functions, whereas, the function of other glycoproteins remains elusive. This is particularly true of cell wall glycoproteins which are widely distributed among plants suggesting an important function which has yet to be discovered.
KeywordsCell Wall Alkali Treatment Cell Wall Fraction Sodium Chlorite Terminal Galactose
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