Comparative Study of Korean (Viscum album var. coloratum) and European Mistletoes (Viscum album)

  • Lyu, Su-Yun (College of Pharmacy, Sook-Myung Womens University) ;
  • Park, Sun-Myo (College of Pharmacy, Sook-Myung Womens University) ;
  • Choung, Bo-Yun (College of Pharmacy, Sook-Myung Womens University) ;
  • Park, Won-Bong (College of Natural Science, Seoul Womens University)
  • Published : 2000.12.01

Abstract

A lectin (agglutinin, VCA) from Korean mistletoe (Viscum album L. coloratum) was isolated by affinity chromatograpy on a asialofetuin-Sepharose 4B. The molecular weights of A- and B-chains of VCA were different from those of VAAS. The VCA recognized the antibody of VAAs in the Western blot analysis and ELLA system. We also investigated the synergistic effects of the components in mistletoe by dividing the extract into different molecular weight fractions.