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Bulletin of experimental biology and medicine

In vitro effect of fucose-specific lectins on rat erythrocyte membranes under normal conditions and during toxic stress.


PMID 16671568

Abstract

We studied the effect of various fucose-specific lectins on lipid peroxidation in rat erythrocyte membranes under normal conditions and during exposure to the toxic agent. Under normal conditions parameters of lipid peroxidation in erythrocyte membranes increased after treatment with lectins or cadmium nitrate. Lectins possess biological activity modulated lipid peroxidation in membranes of erythrocytes from experimental animals, which depended on the time of adaptation. Differences were revealed in the effect of bacterial and plant lectins on lipid peroxidation in erythrocytes treated with the test xenobiotic.