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Table 1 Summary of fluorophore-conjugated lectin-binding to cnidocyst capsules

From: Puncture mechanics of cnidarian cnidocysts: a natural actuator

Abbreviation Lectin name Target Cyst binding
Con-A Concanavalin A Glu, Man Yes
DBA Dolichos Biflorus Agglutinin GalNAc No
DSL Datura Stramonium Lectin GlcNAc Yes
ECL Erythrina Cristagalli Lectin Gal No
GSL-I GSL-1 isolectin B4 Gal, GalNAx Yes
GSL-II Griffonia Simplicifolia Lectin II GlcNAc No
Jacalin Jacalin Gal Yes
LCA Lens Culinaris Agglutinin Glu, Man No
LEL Lycopersicon Esculentum Lectin GlcNAc Yes
1PNA Peanut Agglutinin Gal No
Pha-E Phaseolus Vulgaris Erythroagglutinin Complex N-glycans No
Pha-L Phaseolus Vulgaris Leucoagglutinin Complex N-glycans No
PSA Pisum Sativum Agglutinin Glu, Man Yes
RCA120 Ricinus Communis Agglutinin 1 Gal, GalNAc No
SBA Soybean Agglutinin Gal, GalNAc Yes
STL Solanum Tuberosum Lectin GlcNAc Yes
S-WGA Succinulated Wheat Germ Agglutinin GluNAc No
UEA I Ulex Europaeus Agglutinin I Fuc No
VVA Vicia Villosa Lectin GalNAc No
WGA Wheat Germ Agglutinin GlcNAc Yes
  1. A variety of fluorophore-conjugated lectins were used to investigate which ones could be potentially used for cnidocyst immobilization.
  2. Gal - galactose; Glu - glucose; Man - mannose; Fuc - fucose; GalNAc - N-acetyl galactosamine;
  3. GlcNAc - N-acetyl glucosamine.
  4. 1 stained apical end of cnidocyte in intact tentacles, but not cyst.