lectin

(LEK-tin)

A complex molecule that has both protein and sugars. Lectins are able to bind to the outside of a cell and cause biochemical changes in it. Lectins are made by both animals and plants.

Pronunciation of dictionary term "lectin"

Pronunciation of dictionary term "lectina"

Molécula compleja que tiene tanto proteínas como azúcares. Las lectinas pueden unirse al exterior de la células y causar cambios bioquímicos en ella. Las lectinas son elaboradas tanto por las plantas como por los animales.