Research Development of Snake Venom C-type Lectins
- Received Date: 1900-01-01
- Rev Recd Date: 1900-01-01
- Publish Date: 2003-04-22
Abstract: Snake venoms are a rich resource of non-enzymatic C-type lectins.Based on their structure and function differences,snake venom C-type lectins can be classified into two categories:1) true C-type lectins with Ca[2+]-dependent saccharide-binding activity and 2) C-type lectin-like proteins.Comparatively,true C-type lectins have higher structural similarity and lower functional diversity;C-type lectin-like proteins have lower structural similarity but distinct biological activities.They can act on blood coagulation factors and platelets through specific protein-protein interactions and exhibit anti-coagulant or pro-coagulant activities.
|Citation:||LEE Wen-hui, ZHANG Yun. Research Development of Snake Venom C-type Lectins. Zoological Research, 2003, 24(2): 151-160.|