According to Goldstein et al., a lectin is a carbohydrate-binding protein or glycoprotein of on-immune origin, which agglutinates or precipitates glycoconjugates or both [1, 2] . Lectins are components of plants
Authors:C. Cuadrado, É. Gelencsér, M. M. Perdosa, G. Ayet, M. Muzquiz, A. Puszati, György Hajós, and C. Burbano
Savelkoul, F. H. M. G., van der Poel, A. F. B. & Tammnga, S. (1992): The presence and inactivation of trypsin inhibitors, tannins, lectins and amylase inhibitors in legume seeds during germination. A review
Lectins, the carbohydrate binding proteins, have emerged as indispensable biological tools in the last decade. Research contibutions covering the period 1954–1982 on different aspects of lectins were collected since the introduction of the term Lectin in 1954. In the present communication we have made a bibliometric analysis of the growth of the literature on lectins, the trend of authorship of papers on lectins, and scattering phenomena. We have also identified the main international channels of communication of the results of lectin research.