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NCJ Number: 120416 Find in a Library
Title: Use of Lectins in Forensic Science
Journal: Forensic Science Review  Volume:1  Issue:1  Dated:(June 1989)  Pages:67-84
Author(s): C S Tumosa
Date Published: 1989
Page Count: 18
Type: Report (Technical)
Format: Article
Language: English
Country: United States of America
Annotation: Lectins or receptor specific proteins originally used in blood banking have been useful in the analysis of blood and semen stains.
Abstract: These reagents are found in various invertebrate species or isolated as crude extracts from seeds or other plant parts. After purification and characterization, lectins are versatile tools for identifying and grouping blood and other body fluids in the often contaminated stains found at crime scenes as well as in clinical settings. Applications of these reagents include human blood group antigens (with results extending to non-human blood group systems) and species determination and characterization. References delineate many novel uses of lectins in the area of forensic serology. 4 tables, 220 references. (Author abstract modified)
Main Term(s): Blood/body fluid analysis
Index Term(s): Blood stains; Evidence identification
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