Print Email Facebook Twitter Insertion of pea lectin into a phospholipid monolayer Title Insertion of pea lectin into a phospholipid monolayer Author Booij, P. Demel, R.A. de Pater, B.S. Kijne, J.W. Centraal Instituut voor Voedingsonderzoek TNO TNO Voeding Publication year 1996 Abstract Pea lectin (PSL) is a secretory sugar-binding protein, readily soluble in aqueous solutions of low osmolarity. However, PSL also appears to be associated with the plasma membrane at the tip of young pea root hairs. By using the Wilhelmy plate method, we found that PSL can insert into a lipid monolayer. This property appeared to be independent of the sugar- binding ability of the protein. This result suggests that PSL may be directly involved in membrane-mediated interactions with saccharide ligands, for example during root hair infection by symbiotic rhizobia. Chemicals/CAS: Lectins; pea lectin; Phospholipids; Plant Lectins Subject NutritionMonolayerPea lectinPhosphatidylcholineWilhelmy plate methodPea lectinPhospholipidPlant lectinMetabolismPHProtein bindingCarbohydrate MetabolismCell MembraneHydrogen-Ion ConcentrationLectinsPhospholipidsPlant LectinsPlant RootsProtein BindingPisum sativum To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:438d4326-0764-46c8-b87e-ad3840c84f35 TNO identifier 280544 ISSN 0167-4412 Source Plant Molecular Biology, 31 (1), 169-173 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.