Vertebrate lectins and their possible role in fertilization, development and tumor biology (review).

In vivo (Athens, Greece)

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Gabius HJ. Vertebrate lectins and their possible role in fertilization, development and tumor biology (review). In Vivo. 1992;1(2):75-83.
Agglutination of cells is not only a functional test, employed in lectin characterization: the ability of lectins to mediate intercellular contacts may have physiological relevance beyond the test tube. Selected examples of advances in research on vertebrate lectins underscore their potential physiological significance in fertilization, development and in the pathogenesis of cancer.