Concanavalin A is a lectin protein originally extracted from the jackbean (Canavalia ensiformis). It binds specifically to certain structures found in various sugars, namely internal and nonreducing terminal alpha-mannosyl groups. It is used in biology and biochemistry to characterize glycoproteins and other sugar-containing entities. It is also used in lectin affinity chromatography.
- Concanavalin A structure
- Concanavalin+A at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
- Concanavalin+A+Receptors at the US National Library of Medicine Medical Subject Headings (MeSH)
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