concanavalin
noun Etymology: com- + canavalin, a noncrystalline globulin found in the jack bean, from New Latin Canavalia, genus name of the jack bean Date: 1917 a protein that occurs in the jack bean and is a mitogen and hemagglutinin

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  • concanavalin — noun Any of a family of glycoprotein lectins found in the jack bean …   Wiktionary

  • concanavalin — con·ca·nav·a·lin .kän kə nav ə lən n either of two crystalline globulins occurring esp. in the seeds of the jack bean esp one that is a potent hemagglutinin …   Medical dictionary

  • concanavalin — con·canavalin …   English syllables

  • concanavalin — |kän+ noun ( s) Etymology: com + canavalin biochemistry : either of two crystalline globulins occurring with canavalin in the jack bean; especially : one that is a potent hemagglutinin …   Useful english dictionary

  • Concanavalin A — Crystallographic structure of a tetramer of jack bean concanavalin A (the monomers are colored cyan, green, red, and magenta respectively). Calcium (gold) and manganese cations (grey) are depicted as spheres …   Wikipedia

  • Concanavalin A — (Canavalia ensiformis) Vorhandene Strukturdaten: s. UniProt …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • concanavalin A — concanavalin A. См. конканавалин А. (Источник: «Англо русский толковый словарь генетических терминов». Арефьев В.А., Лисовенко Л.А., Москва: Изд во ВНИРО, 1995 г.) …   Молекулярная биология и генетика. Толковый словарь.

  • concanavalin A — [kän΄kə nav′ə lən ā′] n. a lectin isolated from jack bean that agglutinates red blood cells, human cancer cells, etc. and causes resting cells to divide: used to stimulate or test the activity of certain cells, as T cells * * * …   Universalium

  • concanavalin A — [kän΄kə nav′ə lən ā′] n. a lectin isolated from jack bean that agglutinates red blood cells, human cancer cells, etc. and causes resting cells to divide: used to stimulate or test the activity of certain cells, as T cells …   English World dictionary

  • concanavalin A — (= Con A) A lectin isolated from the jack bean, Canavalia ensiformis …   Dictionary of molecular biology

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