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REVIEW: Lectins of Marine Hydrobionts

O. V. Chernikov1*, V. I. Molchanova1, I. V. Chikalovets1, A. S. Kondrashina1, W. Li2, and P. A. Lukyanov1

1Elyakov Pacific Institute of Bioorganic Chemistry, Far Eastern Branch of the Russian Academy of Sciences, pr. 100 let Vladivostoku 159, 690022 Vladivostok, Russia; fax: +7 (423) 231-4050; E-mail: chernikov@piboc.dvo.ru

2Dalian Ocean University, Heishijiao str. 52, 116023 Dalian, P. R. China; fax: +86 (0411) 847-63-508; E-mail: aisingioro@hotmail.com

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Received February 16, 2013; Revision received February 26, 2013
Data from the literature and results of our research on lectins isolated from some kinds of marine hydrobionts such as clams, ascidians, sea worms, sponges, and algae are presented in this review. Results of comparative analysis of the basic physicochemical properties and biological activity of lectins isolated from various sources are discussed.
KEY WORDS: lectins, marine invertebrates, marine algae

DOI: 10.1134/S0006297913070080