phytolectin


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phy·to·hem·ag·glu·ti·nin (PHA),

(fī'tō-hēm'ă-glū'ti-nin),
A phytomitogen from plants that agglutinates red blood cells. The term is commonly used specifically to refer to the lectin obtained from the red kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), which is also a mitogen that stimulates T lymphocytes more vigorously than B lymphocytes.
Synonym(s): phytolectin

phytolectin

phy·to·hem·ag·glu·ti·nin

(PHA) (fī'tō-hē'mă-glū'ti-nin)
A phytomitogen from plants that agglutinates red blood cells. Commonly used specifically for the lectin obtained from the red kidney bean (Phaseolus vulgaris), which is also a mitogen.
Synonym(s): phytolectin, phytohaemagglutinin.
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