The lectin from the seeds of Canavalia ensiformis (ConA) and Dioclea guianensis (DguiL) was tested upon its renal effects using the isolated perfusion rat kidney method. Both lectins (10μg/ml) affected perfusion pressure and renal vascular resistance, but DguiL showed a much greater action than ConA. However, ConA, but not DguiL, affected potassium tubular transport.
Keywords: Lectins, Canavalia Ensiformis, Dioclea, Guianensis, potassium, ConA
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