The search for lectin isolated from the mycelial cultures of Laetiporus sulphureus

Grażyna Końska, Jean Guillot, Stanisław Kohlmünzer, Mireille Damez, Kinga Rakoczy


This study proved the presence of lectin in mycelial cultures of Laetiporus sulphureus. Lectin was excreted into the medium and its erythroagglutinating activity was not high. No active lectin was detected in hyphae using both extraction and immunofluorescence method. Comparative studies based on immunological methods indicate~ that the lectin synthesised in vitro differed from the lectin produced in fruit-bodies.


Mycelium; Laetiporus sulphureus; lectin; mycelial cultures

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