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Lectins are a large family of proteins that occur throughout nature. Most lectins do not have enzymatic activity but are involved in a wide array of molecular interactions. Lectins are essential for recognition on the cellular and molecular level.

Which of the following choices BEST describes the types of role(s) of lectins can have?

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Regulation of cell adhesion.


Mediation of bacteria attachment.


Protection against microbial infection.


Targeting proteins for delivery to lysozymes.

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