How to use Lectin in a sentence

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  • The potatoes were genetically modified to include a toxin - GNA lectin - found in snowdrops to make them resistant to potato aphids.

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  • This precaution is necessary because wheatgerm contains lectin, which can potentially cause red blood cells to clump.

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  • Pusztai and his coworkers created GM potatoes expressing a snowdrop lectin (GNA) to increase resistance to insects and nematodes.

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  • Project researchers isolated and characterized two cDNAs encoding the lectin.

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  • This is because kidney beans contain a natural toxin (called lectin) that can cause stomach aches and vomiting.

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  • In fact, Pusztai used a snowdrop lectin proven in peer-reviewed research to be harmless to mammals in its natural non-GM form.

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  • These tables allow ready comparison of the differences between rats fed diets containing foreign lectin and the appropriate controls.

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  • Effect of diets containing genetically modified potatoes expressing Galanthus nivalis lectin on rat small intestine.

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  • C-type lectin receptors involved in diverse processes following ligand recognition.

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  • Worse yet, rats fed plain potatoes sprinkled with snowdrop lectin did not show these effects.

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  • If so, would these bind with tsetse fly lectin?

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  • Moreover, the gene introduced into the potatoes was a snowdrop flower lectin, a substance known to be toxic to mammals.

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