Con A receptormedical dictionary

<biochemistry> A common misuse of the term receptor. Con A binds to the mannose residues of many different glycoproteins and glycolipids and the binding is therefore not to a specific site.

It could be argued that the receptor is the Con A and cells have Con A ligands on their surfaces: certainly this would be less confusing.

(05 Jan 1998)

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