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Isolation of human crythrocyte agglutinins from marine algae

Show simple item record SudhirKumar Barros, U. 2015-06-04T02:33:55Z 2015-06-04T02:33:55Z 2010
dc.identifier.citation Journal of Natural Pharmaceuticals. 1; 2010; 51-54. en_US
dc.description.abstract Marine algae are found in abundance along the shore of Goa, and have not been utilized. This is a report of hemagglutinins isolated from these marine algae. Phosphate-buffered saline extracts from six marine algae were tested for their agglutination activity using human blood cells by a slide assay. The extracts from four species revealed hemagglutinating activity against the tested human erythrocytes. However, the results obtained did not indicate speciicity toward any particular human blood group. Further, one extract that showed good agglutination was processed for ammonium sulfate precipitation. The precipitated product was assayed for hemagglutination titer and sugar-binding speciicity. The hemagglutination activity of the Sargassum cinnerium extract was observed to be speciically inhibited by one of the tested sugars. Because agglutination is a characteristic of "lectins," the results obtained are indicative of these marine algae being a rich source of products/novel substances having biotechnological applications.
dc.publisher Medknow Publications and Media Pvt. Ltd. en_US
dc.subject Biotechnology en_US
dc.title Isolation of human crythrocyte agglutinins from marine algae en_US
dc.type Journal article en_US

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