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Research Article

Lectin-Based Food Poisoning: A New Mechanism of Protein Toxicity

  • Katsuya Miyake,

    Affiliation: Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Toru Tanaka,

    Affiliation: Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Josai University, Sakado, Saitama, Japan

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  • Paul L. McNeil mail

    To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: pmcneil@mcg.edu

    Affiliations: Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, United States of America, Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, United States of America

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  • Published: August 01, 2007
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0000687

About the Authors

Katsuya Miyake, Paul L. McNeil
Institute of Molecular Medicine and Genetics, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, United States of America
Toru Tanaka
Faculty of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Josai University, Sakado, Saitama, Japan
Paul L. McNeil
Department of Cellular Biology and Anatomy, Medical College of Georgia, Augusta, Georgia, United States of America

Corresponding Author

Email: pmcneil@mcg.edu

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: PM KM TT. Performed the experiments: KM TT. Analyzed the data: KM TT. Wrote the paper: KM. Other: Wrote the first draft of the paper: PM.