name: collectin binding
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def: "Binding to a collectin, a member of a group of structurally related pattern recognition molecules characterized by having a carbohydrate recognition domain of the C-type lectin family at the C-terminus and a collagenous domain at the N-terminus." [GOC:add, ISBN:0781735149]
comment: Note that collectins include such proteins as mannose-binding lectins (MBL) and surfactant proteins A and D (SP-A and SP-D).
is_a: GO:0001846 ! opsonin binding
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