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Recognition of carbohydrate

Zhihao Jia, Huan Zhang, Shuai Jiang, Mengqiang Wang, Lingling Wang, Linsheng Song
C-type lectins (CTLs), a superfamily of Ca(2+)-dependent carbohydrate-recognition proteins, are involved in nonself-recognition and pathogen elimination, and play crucial roles in the innate immunity. In the present study, two single CRD C-type lectins, CgCLec-4 and CgCLec-5, were identified from oyster Crassostrea gigas. The open reading frame (ORF) of CgCLec-4 and CgCLec-5 encoded polypeptides of 152 and 150 amino acids, respectively. Both CgCLec-4 and CgCLec-5 contained one CRD with six conserved cysteines to form three disulfide bridges...
October 17, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
Mackenzie L Lauro, Elizabeth A D'Ambrosio, Brian J Bahnson, Catherine Leimkuhler Grimes
Genetic mutations in the innate immune receptor nucleotide-binding oligomerization domain-containing 2 (Nod2) have demonstrated increased susceptibility to Crohn's disease, an inflammatory bowel disease which is hypothesized to be accompanied by changes in the gut microbiota. Nod2 responds to the presence of bacteria, specifically a fragment of the bacterial cell wall, muramyl dipeptide (MDP). The proposed site of this interaction is the leucine-rich repeat (LRR) domain. Surface plasmon resonance and molecular modeling were used to investigate the interaction of the LRR domain with MDP...
October 17, 2016: ACS Infectious Diseases
Eun Young Hwang, Mi Suk Jeong, Sang Kyun Park, Sung Chul Ha, Hak Sun Yu, Se Bok Jang
Toxascaris leonina Galectin (Tl-gal) is a galectin-9 homologue protein isolated from an adult worm of the canine gastrointestinal nematode parasite, and Tl-gal vaccinated challenge can inhibit inflammation in Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)-induced mice. We determined the first X-ray structures of full-length Tl-gal complexes with carbohydrates (lactose, LacNAc, Lacto-N-tetraose (LNT), SiaLac, and glucose). Bonds were formed on concave surfaces of both CRDs in Tl-gal. All binding sites are discovered in the HXXXR and WGXEER motifs...
October 14, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
Vinicius Jose Silva Osterne, Jose Caetano Silva-Filho, Mayara Queiroz Santiago, Vanir Reis Pinto-Junior, Alysson Chaves Almeida, Adolph Annderson Gonçalves Costa Barreto, Ingrid Alessandra Victoria Wolin, Ana Paula Machado Nascimento, Renata Morais Ferreira Amorim, Bruno Anderson Matias Rocha, Plinio Delatorre, Celso Shiniti Nagano, Rodrigo Bainy Leal, Ana Maria Sampaio Assreuy, Kyria Santiago Nascimento, Benildo Sousa Cavada
A lectin from Canavalia virosa, Diocleinae subtribe, was purified by affinity chromatography with Sephadex G-50 matrix and named ConV. The primary structure of ConV was obtained by mass spectrometry and crystals were obtained by the vapor diffusion method at 293K and belonged to orthorhombic space group P21221 with two molecules in its asymmetric unit. The structure obtained presented Rfactor and Rfree of 18.91% and 24.92% respectively, with no residues in nonallowed regions of Ramachandran plot. The crystal structure was solved at 2...
October 11, 2016: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
Biranchi Narayan Mohapatra, Sujit Kumar Lenka, Manoranjan Acharya, Chakradhar Majhi, Gouri Oram, Khetra Mohan Tudu
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical profile of hypokalemic flaccid paralysis (HKFP) and to evaluate its causes. METHODS: Fifty cases of hypokalemic flaccid paralysis (HKFP) admitted between November 2012 to October 2014 were taken up in the study. Serum potassium level < 3.5 mmol/ltr has been taken as hypokalemia. All cases were studied for spot and/or 24 hour urinary sodium / potassium, serum potassium / calcium / magnesium. Hypokalemic periodic paralysis (HPP) were diagnosed if there was spot/24 hour urine potassium excretion < 20mmol/ltr in presence of hypokalemia and flaccid weakness without other causes...
May 2016: Journal of the Association of Physicians of India
R Viter, K Jekabsons, Z Kalnina, N Poletaev, S H Hsu, U Riekstina
Using photoluminescent ZnO nanorods and carbohydrate marker SSEA-4, a novel cancer cell recognition system was developed. Immobilization of SSEA-4 antibodies (αSSEA-4) on ZnO nanorods was performed in buffer solution (pH = 7.1) over 2 h. The cancer cell line probes were fixed on the glass slide. One hundred microliters of ZnO-αSSEA-4 conjugates were deposited on the cell probe and exposed for 30 min. After washing photoluminescence spectra were recorded. Based on the developed methodology, ZnO-αSSEA-4 probes were tested on patient-derived breast and colorectal carcinoma cells...
October 12, 2016: Nanotechnology
Abirami Arasu, Venkatesh Kumaresan, Rajesh Palanisamy, Mariadhas Valan Arasu, Naif Abdullah Al-Dhabi, Munuswamy-Ramanujam Ganesh, Jesu Arockiaraj
Antimicrobial peptides (AMPs) are innate molecules that are found in a wide variety of species ranging from bacteria to humans. In recent years, excessive usage of antibiotics resulted in development of multi-drug resistant pathogens which made researchers to focus on AMPs as potential substitute for antibiotics. Lily type mannose-binding lectin is an extended super-family of structurally and evolutionarily related sugar binding proteins. These lectins are well-known AMPs which play important roles in fish defense mechanism...
October 8, 2016: Developmental and Comparative Immunology
Sourav RoyChoudhury, Biswa Prasanna Mishra, Tila Khan, Ratna Chattopadhayay, Indrani Lodh, Chaitali Datta Ray, Gunja Bose, Himadri S Sarkar, Sudha Srivastava, Mamata V Joshi, Baidyanath Chakravarty, Koel Chaudhury
Polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) is one of the most commonly occurring metabolic and endocrinological disorders affecting women of reproductive age. Metabolomics is an emerging field that holds promise in understanding disease pathophysiology. Recently, a few metabolomics based studies have been attempted in PCOS patients; however, none of them have included patients from the Indian population. The main objective of this study was to investigate the serum metabolomic profile of Indian women with PCOS and compare them with controls...
September 15, 2016: Molecular BioSystems
Emma L Summers, Christina D Moon, Renee Atua, Vickery L Arcus
Glycoside hydrolase (GH) family 29 consists solely of α-L-fucosidases. These enzymes catalyse the hydrolysis of glycosidic bonds. Here, the structure of GH29_0940, a protein cloned from metagenomic DNA from the rumen of a cow, has been solved, which reveals a multi-domain arrangement that has only recently been identified in bacterial GH29 enzymes. The microbial species that provided the source of this enzyme is unknown. This enzyme contains a second carbohydrate-binding domain at its C-terminal end in addition to the typical N-terminal catalytic domain and carbohydrate-binding domain arrangement of GH29-family proteins...
October 1, 2016: Acta Crystallographica. Section F, Structural Biology Communications
Yang Yang, Hai-Peng Liu, Qun Yu, Mei-Bing Yang, De-Min Wang, Tian-Wei Jia, Hao-Jie He, Yun He, Hai-Xia Xiao, Suri S Iyer, Zhen-Chuan Fan, Xin Meng, Peng Yu
A new class of S-sialoside Human Serum Albumin (HSA) and Bovine Serum Albumin (BSA) conjugates were prepared to enhance the binding affinity to hemagglutinin (HA) and neuraminidase (NA). The valency of glycoconjugates was controlled by the reaction ratio of the S-sialoside monomer and protein. Hemagglutination inhibition assay showed that these synthetic glycoproteins have higher affinity to HA than the small clusters of sialosides with lower valency, due to multivalent effect and optimized three dimensional presentation of sialosides on the protein platform...
September 28, 2016: Carbohydrate Research
Anna-Kristin Ludwig, Sabine Vértesy, Malwina Michalak, Joachim C Manning, Sabine André, Dieter Kübler, Jürgen Kopitz, Herbert Kaltner, Hans-Joachim Gabius
The potent multifunctionality of human galectins is based on their modular structure in a not yet fully understood manner. A strategy to dissect the contributions of individual sequence stretches to lectin activity is based on engineering variants of the natural proteins, which are composed of novel combinations of distinct parts. On proof-of-principle level, we here describe the design of a hybrid constituted by the N-terminal tail of chimera-type galectin-3 and the N-terminal carbohydrate recognition domain of tandem-repeat-type galectin-8, its production, and purification and its serine phosphorylation characteristic for galectin-3's tail...
September 30, 2016: Protein and Peptide Letters
Sabrina Lusvarghi, Katheryn Lohith, Jeanne Morin-Leisk, Rodolfo Ghirlando, Jenny E Hinshaw, Carole A Bewley
Carbohydrate binding proteins such as griffithsin, cyanovirin-N, and BanLec are potent HIV entry inhibitors and promising microbicides. Each binds to high-mannose glycans on the surface envelope glycoprotein gp120, yet the mechanisms by which they engage viral spikes and exhibit inhibition constants ranging from nanomolar to picomolar are not understood. To determine the structural and mechanistic basis for recognition and potency, we selected a panel of lectins possessing different valencies per subunit, oligomeric states, and relative orientations of carbohydrate binding sites to systematically probe their contributions to inhibiting viral entry...
October 3, 2016: ACS Infectious Diseases
Francesca Saccon, Mariele Gatto, Anna Ghirardello, Luca Iaccarino, Leonardo Punzi, Andrea Doria
Galectins are evolutionary conserved β-galactoside binding proteins with a carbohydrate-recognition domain (CRD) of approximately 130 amino acids. In mammals, 15 members of the galectin family have been identified and classified into three subtypes according to CRD organization: prototype, tandem repeat-type and chimera-type galectins. Galectin-3 (gal-3) is the only chimera type galectin in vertebrates containing one CRD linked to an unusual long N-terminal domain which displays non-lectin dependent activities...
September 23, 2016: Autoimmunity Reviews
Joane K Rustiguel, Ricardo O S Soares, Steve P Meisburger, Katherine M Davis, Kristina L Malzbender, Nozomi Ando, Marcelo Dias-Baruffi, Maria Cristina Nonato
Galectins are proteins involved in diverse cellular contexts due to their capacity to decipher and respond to the information encoded by β-galactoside sugars. In particular, human galectin-4, normally expressed in the healthy gastrointestinal tract, displays differential expression in cancerous tissues and is considered a potential drug target for liver and lung cancer. Galectin-4 is a tandem-repeat galectin characterized by two carbohydrate recognition domains connected by a linker-peptide. Despite their relevance to cell function and pathogenesis, structural characterization of full-length tandem-repeat galectins has remained elusive...
2016: Scientific Reports
Bojana Milutinovic, Ninoslav Mitic, Jelena Roncevic, Sanja Goc, Miroslava Jankovic
This study was aimed at evaluation of the contribution of acid-soluble glycoproteins (ASG)/mucins and extracellular vesicles (EVs), yet unexplored components of human seminal plasma (hSP) to the complexity of its glycome. Gaining insight into the native presentation and distribution of glycans across hSP could help establish molecular environments supporting specific biological activities based on unique ligand capacities. Soluble and particulate fractions of hSP from healthy subjects were analyzed by gel filtration, electrophoresis, ion-exchange chromatography and a solid phase assay with immobilized charge-resolved glycospecies to test their reactivity with plant lectins, carbohydrate-binding antibodies and selected human lectins...
November 1, 2016: Archives of Biochemistry and Biophysics
Hyeok Gu Kang, Da-Hyun Kim, Seok-Jun Kim, Yunhee Cho, Junghyun Jung, Wonhee Jang, Kyung-Hee Chun
Ovarian cancer is the most lethal gynecologic disease because usually, it is lately sensed, easily acquires chemoresistance, and has a high recurrence rate. Recent studies suggest that ovarian cancer stem cells (CSCs) are involved in these malignancies. Here, we demonstrated that galectin-3 maintains ovarian CSCs by activating the Notch1 intracellular domain (NICD1). The number and size of ovarian CSCs decreased in the absence of galectin-3, and overexpression of galectin-3 increased them. Overexpression of galectin-3 increased the resistance for cisplatin and paclitaxel-induced cell death...
September 9, 2016: Oncotarget
Imen Nouioui, Faten Ghodhbane-Gtari, Maria Del Carmen Montero-Calasanz, Markus Göker, Jan P Meier-Kolthoff, Peter Schumann, Manfred Rohde, Michael Goodfellow, Maria P Fernandez, Philippe Normand, Louis S Tisa, Hans-Peter Klenk, Maher Gtari
The sole Frankia species with a validly published name, the type species F. alni, was described by Woronin (1886) as present in the root of alder. Until now no type strain has been designated for F. alni, even though the absence of a type strain has seriously inhibited the application of modern taxonomic methods to the genus Frankia. Thus, we propose that strain ACN14aT be recognized as the type strain of this species. We compare ACN14aT to two strains, CcI3T and BMG5.12T, isolated from Casuarina and Elaeagnus, respectively, based on chemotaxonomy, phenotype microarray data and molecular data retrieved from genome sequences...
September 12, 2016: International Journal of Systematic and Evolutionary Microbiology
Christine Sedlik, Adèle Heitzmann, Sophie Viel, Rafik Ait Sarkouh, Cornélie Batisse, Frédéric Schmidt, Philippe De La Rochere, Nathalie Amzallag, Eduardo Osinaga, Pablo Oppezzo, Otto Pritsch, Xavier Sastre-Garau, Pascale Hubert, Sebastian Amigorena, Eliane Piaggio
Antibody-drug conjugates (ADC), combining the specificity of tumor recognition by monoclonal antibodies (mAb) and the powerful cytotoxicity of anticancer drugs, are currently under growing interest and development. Here, we studied the potential of Chi-Tn, a mAb directed to a glyco-peptidic tumor-associated antigen, to be used as an ADC for cancer treatment. First, we demonstrated that Chi-Tn specifically targeted tumor cells in vivo. Also, using flow cytometry and deconvolution microscopy, we showed that the Chi-Tn mAb is rapidly internalized - condition necessary to ensure the delivery of conjugated cytotoxic drugs in an active form, and targeted to early and recycling endosomes...
July 2016: Oncoimmunology
Alejo Chorny, Sandra Casas-Recasens, Jordi Sintes, Meimei Shan, Nadia Polentarutti, Ramón García-Escudero, A Cooper Walland, John R Yeiser, Linda Cassis, Jorge Carrillo, Irene Puga, Cristina Cunha, Hélder Bastos, Fernando Rodrigues, João F Lacerda, António Morais, Rebeca Dieguez-Gonzalez, Peter S Heeger, Giovanni Salvatori, Agostinho Carvalho, Adolfo Garcia-Sastre, J Magarian Blander, Alberto Mantovani, Cecilia Garlanda, Andrea Cerutti
Pentraxin 3 (PTX3) is a fluid-phase pattern recognition receptor of the humoral innate immune system with ancestral antibody-like properties but unknown antibody-inducing function. In this study, we found binding of PTX3 to splenic marginal zone (MZ) B cells, an innate-like subset of antibody-producing lymphocytes strategically positioned at the interface between the circulation and the adaptive immune system. PTX3 was released by a subset of neutrophils that surrounded the splenic MZ and expressed an immune activation-related gene signature distinct from that of circulating neutrophils...
September 19, 2016: Journal of Experimental Medicine
Xin Huang, Jin-Ling Feng, Min Jin, Qian Ren, Wen Wang
C-type lectins (CTLs) play important roles in the innate immunity of invertebrates. In this study, a novel CTL with a single carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD) containing an EPN (Glu-Pro-Asn) motif was identified from the giant freshwater prawn Macrobrachium rosenbergii. This CTL was designated as MrCTL. The cDNA of MrCTL is 1788 bp with a 657 bp open reading frame that encodes a protein of 218 amino acids. The cDNA and genome sequences of MrCTL show a polymorphism that leads to MrCTL isoforms. MrCTL was highly expressed in the gills and intestine of normal prawn, and its transcription increased after Vibrio parahaemolyticus or white spot syndrome virus (WSSV) challenge...
September 9, 2016: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
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