Are lectins glycoproteins?


Are lectins glycoproteins?


Glycoproteins are proteins with sugars attached to them. If we check out the name, glycoprotein, we can see why. The prefix glyco has to do with sugar. So, glycoproteins are just proteins with sugars attached. Glycoproteins can be found outside the cell on the external surface of the cell membrane.

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Lectins are an example of a glycoprotein. Lectins are glycoproteins that coat the surface of immune cells. These glycoproteins allow your immune...

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