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Re: Lectins, GE Debate v0.2, archive 2285

> >Bt is a lectin only in as much as it binds sugars.  To make this claim is
>So do you confirm then that the Bt toxin is a lectin?

No.  No one to my my knowledge has ever made that suggestion except
apparently Pusztai (and even in this case, I'd like some direct
confirmation that he actually believes Bt toxins to be lectins).  The Bt
Cry toxins share one property with lectins; they bind sugars under
particular conditions.  That does not make them lectins.