What are lectins ?
Lectins are proteins with at least one non-catalytic domain that binds
reversibly to a specific mono or oligosaccharide, and are not
antibodies. Carbohydrate-binding has molecular and cellular
consequences. Lectins play a range of roles in biological recognition
involving cells, carbohydrates, and proteins. Lectins also mediate
attachment and binding of bacteria and viruses to their intended targets.
What is UniLectin ?
The UniLectin platform is dedicated to the classification, curation and prediction of lectins.
How to cite: F Bonnardel, J Mariethoz, S Salentin, X Robin, M Schroeder, S Perez, F Lisacek, A Imberty; UniLectin3D, a database of carbohydrate binding proteins with curated information on 3D structures and interacting ligands, Nucleic Acids Research, Volume 47, Issue D1, 8 January 2019, Pages D1236–D1244, doi:10.1093/nar/gky832