Proteins diffusing from tobacco pollen grains into external medium, being inactivated by low temperature (0°C), were shown to stimulate pollen germination in vitro. Fractionation of these proteins by affinity chromatography using α-D-methylmannopyranoside (MMP) immobilized on agarose resulted in the isolation of lectins stimulating germination. The mol wts of these lectins were estimated by SDS-PAGE as 58, 69, and 74 kD. A stimulatory effect of these lectins was determined by their specific interaction with carbohydrate determinants because a competitive sugar (0.3 M MMP) suppressed completely lectin effect on germination. Polyvalent lectins capable of erythrocyte agglutination were also found among diffused proteins. These lectins are glycoproteins with Glu/Man carbohydrate determinants. MMP did not affect their capability of agglutination. This finding permits a conclusion that pollen grain wall contains lectins differing in their carbohydrate specificity.
Russian Journal of Plant Physiology – Springer Journals
Published: Sep 14, 2007
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