Mannose-containing polysaccharides found in plants as storage material, in association with cellulose as hemicellulose. In yeasts a wall constituent.
Type: Term Pronunciation: man′an Definitions: 1. The pathway of complement activation that comprises several proteins that in general involve carbohydrate recognition for binding; considered part of the innate immune response. By binding to pathogens via carbohydrates, these proteins provide an important protection to the host by activating t...Found on http://www.medilexicon.com/medicaldictionary.php?t=52646
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