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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28337580/bacteriophage-encoded-virion-associated-enzymes-to-overcome-the-carbohydrate-barriers-during-the-infection-process
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Agnieszka Latka, Barbara Maciejewska, Grazyna Majkowska-Skrobek, Yves Briers, Zuzanna Drulis-Kawa
Bacteriophages are bacterial viruses that infect the host after successful receptor recognition and adsorption to the cell surface. The irreversible adherence followed by genome material ejection into host cell cytoplasm must be preceded by the passage of diverse carbohydrate barriers such as capsule polysaccharides (CPSs), O-polysaccharide chains of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) molecules, extracellular polysaccharides (EPSs) forming biofilm matrix, and peptidoglycan (PG) layers. For that purpose, bacteriophages are equipped with various virion-associated carbohydrate active enzymes, termed polysaccharide depolymerases and lysins, that recognize, bind, and degrade the polysaccharide compounds...
March 23, 2017: Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318230/label-free-discovery-array-platform-for-the-characterization-of-glycan-binding-proteins-and-glycoproteins
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Christopher John Gray, Antonio Sánchez-Ruiz, Ivana Šardzíková, Yassir A Ahmed, Rebecca Louise Miller, Juana E Reyes Martinez, Edward Pallister, Kun Huang, Peter Both, Mirja Hartmann, Hannah N Roberts, Robert Šardzik, Santanu Mandal, Jeremy E Turnbull, Claire E Eyers, Sabine L Flitsch
The identification of carbohydrate-protein interactions is central to our understanding of the roles of cell-surface carbohydrates (the glycocalyx), fundamental for cell-recognition events. Therefore there is a need for fast high-throughput biochemical tools to capture the complexity of these biological interactions. Here we describe a rapid method for qualitative label-free detection of carbohydrate-protein interactions on arrays of simple synthetic glycans, more com-plex natural glycosaminoglycans (GAG) and lectins/carbohydrate binding proteins using MALDI-ToF mass spectrometry...
March 20, 2017: Analytical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317919/scavenger-receptor-collectin-placenta-1-is-a-novel-receptor-involved-in-the-uptake-of-myelin-by-phagocytes
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Jeroen F J Bogie, Jo Mailleux, Elien Wouters, Winde Jorissen, Elien Grajchen, Jasmine Vanmol, Kristiaan Wouters, Niels Hellings, Jack Van Horsen, Tim Vanmierlo, Jerome J A Hendriks
Myelin-containing macrophages and microglia are the most abundant immune cells in active multiple sclerosis (MS) lesions. Our recent transcriptomic analysis demonstrated that collectin placenta 1 (CL-P1) is one of the most potently induced genes in macrophages after uptake of myelin. CL-P1 is a type II transmembrane protein with both a collagen-like and carbohydrate recognition domain, which plays a key role in host defense. In this study we sought to determine the dynamics of CL-P1 expression on myelin-containing phagocytes and define the role that it plays in MS lesion development...
March 20, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28306237/the-glycan-microarray-story-from-construction-to-applications
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Ji Young Hyun, Jaeyoung Pai, Injae Shin
Not only are glycan-mediated binding processes in cells and organisms essential for a wide range of physiological processes, but they are also implicated in various pathological processes. As a result, elucidation of glycan-associated biomolecular interactions and their consequences is of great importance in basic biological research and biomedical applications. In 2002, we and others were the first to utilize glycan microarrays in efforts aimed at the rapid analysis of glycan-associated recognition events...
March 17, 2017: Accounts of Chemical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28303635/incident-microalbuminuria-and-complement-factor-mannan-binding-lectin-associated-protein-19-in-people-with-newly-diagnosed-type-1-diabetes
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J A Ostergaard, S Thiel, I T Hoffmann-Petersen, P Hovind, H-H Parving, L Tarnow, P Rossing, T K Hansen
BACKGROUND: Evidence links the lectin pathway of complement activation to diabetic kidney disease. Upon carbohydrate-recognition by pattern-recognition molecules, e.g., mannan-binding lectin (MBL), the MBL-associated serine protease (MASP-2) is activated and initiates the complement cascade. The MASP2 gene encodes MASP-2 and the alternative splice product MBL-associated protein 19 (MAp19). Both MAp19 and MASP-2 circulate in complex with MBL. We tested the hypothesis that MAp19 and MASP-2 concentrations predict the risk of incident microalbuminuria...
March 16, 2017: Diabetes/metabolism Research and Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28298521/the-interaction-of-pneumocystis-with-the-c-type-lectin-receptor-mincle-exerts-a-significant-role-in-host-defense-against-infection
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Theodore J Kottom, Deanne M Hebrink, Paige E Jenson, Vijayalakshmi Nandakumar, Marcel Wüthrich, Huafeng Wang, Bruce Klein, Sho Yamasaki, Bernd Lepenies, Andrew H Limper
Pneumocystis pneumonia (PCP) remains a major cause of morbidity and mortality within immunocompromised patients. In this study, we examined the potential role of macrophage-inducible C-type lectin (Mincle) for host defense against Pneumocystis Binding assays implementing soluble Mincle carbohydrate recognition domain fusion proteins demonstrated binding to intact Pneumocystis carinii as well as to organism homogenates, and they purified major surface glycoprotein/glycoprotein A derived from the organism. Additional experiments showed that rats with PCP expressed increased Mincle mRNA levels...
March 15, 2017: Journal of Immunology: Official Journal of the American Association of Immunologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294600/histo-blood-group-antigen-presentation-is-critical-for-binding-of-norovirus-vlp-to-glycosphingolipids-in-model-membranes
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Waqas Nasir, Martin Frank, Angelika Kunze, Marta Bally, Francisco Parra, Per-Georg Nyholm, Fredrik Höök, Göran Larson
Virus entry depends on biomolecular recognition at the surface of cell membranes. In the case of glycolipid receptors, these events are expected to be influenced by how the glycan epitope close to the membrane is presented to the virus. This presentation of membrane-associated glycans is more restricted than that of glycans in solution, particularly because of orientational constraints imposed on the glycolipid through its lateral interactions with other membrane lipids and proteins. We have developed and employed a total internal reflection fluorescence microscopy-based binding assay and a scheme for molecular dynamics (MD) membrane simulations to investigate the consequences of various glycan presentation effects...
March 27, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293230/a-new-functional-classification-of-glucuronoyl-esterases-by-peptide-pattern-recognition
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Jane W Agger, Peter K Busk, Bo Pilgaard, Anne S Meyer, Lene Lange
Glucuronoyl esterases are a novel type of enzymes believed to catalyze the hydrolysis of ester linkages between lignin and glucuronoxylan in lignocellulosic biomass, linkages known as lignin carbohydrate complexes. These complexes contribute to the recalcitrance of lignocellulose. Glucuronoyl esterases are a part of the microbial machinery for lignocellulose degradation and coupling their role to the occurrence of lignin carbohydrate complexes in biomass is a desired research goal. Glucuronoyl esterases have been assigned to CAZymes family 15 of carbohydrate esterases, but only few examples of characterized enzymes exist and the exact activity is still uncertain...
2017: Frontiers in Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28289836/prokaryotic-abundance-and-activity-in-permafrost-of-the-northern-victoria-land-and-upper-victoria-valley-antarctica
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Rosabruna La Ferla, Maurizio Azzaro, Luigi Michaud, Gabriella Caruso, Angelina Lo Giudice, Rodolfo Paranhos, Anderson S Cabral, Antonella Conte, Alessandro Cosenza, Giovanna Maimone, Maria Papale, Alessandro Ciro Rappazzo, Mauro Guglielmin
Victoria Land permafrost harbours a potentially large pool of cold-affected microorganisms whose metabolic potential still remains underestimated. Three cores (BC-1, BC-2 and BC-3) drilled at different depths in Boulder Clay (Northern Victoria Land) and one sample (DY) collected from a core in the Dry Valleys (Upper Victoria Valley) were analysed to assess the prokaryotic abundance, viability, physiological profiles and potential metabolic rates. The cores drilled at Boulder Clay were a template of different ecological conditions (different temperature regime, ice content, exchanges with atmosphere and with liquid water) in the same small basin while the Dry Valleys site was very similar to BC-2 conditions but with a complete different geological history and ground ice type...
March 13, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288910/characterization-and-functional-analysis-of-a-novel-c-type-lectin-from-the-swimming-crab-portunus-trituberculatus
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Junkai Lu, Zuoben Yu, Changkao Mu, Ronghua Li, Weiwei Song, Chunlin Wang
C-type lectins (CTLs) are a family of calcium-dependent carbohydrate-binding proteins. In the present study, a novel C-type lectin (designated as PtCTL1) was identified and characterized from Portunus trituberculatus. The full-length cDNA of PtCTL1 was of 702 bp, containing a 5' untranslated region (UTR) of 91 bp, a 3' UTR of 110 bp with a poly (A) tail, and an open reading frame (ORF) of 501 bp encoding a polypeptide of 166 amino acids with a putative signaling peptide of 21 amino acids. A C-type lectin carbohydrate-recognition domain (CRD) containing four conserved cysteines was identified in the amino acid sequence of PtCTL1...
March 10, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287405/t-cells-control-the-generation-of-nanomolar-affinity-anti-glycan-antibodies
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Zinaida Polonskaya, Shenglou Deng, Anita Sarkar, Lisa Kain, Marta Comellas-Aragones, Craig S McKay, Katarzyna Kaczanowska, Marie Holt, Ryan McBride, Valle Palomo, Kevin M Self, Seth Taylor, Adriana Irimia, Sanjay R Mehta, Jennifer M Dan, Matthew Brigger, Shane Crotty, Stephen P Schoenberger, James C Paulson, Ian A Wilson, Paul B Savage, M G Finn, Luc Teyton
Vaccines targeting glycan structures at the surface of pathogenic microbes must overcome the inherent T cell-independent nature of immune responses against glycans. Carbohydrate conjugate vaccines achieve this by coupling bacterial polysaccharides to a carrier protein that recruits heterologous CD4 T cells to help B cell maturation. Yet they most often produce low- to medium-affinity immune responses of limited duration in immunologically fit individuals and disappointing results in the elderly and immunocompromised patients...
March 13, 2017: Journal of Clinical Investigation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279823/insights-into-protein-carbohydrate-recognition-a-novel-binding-mechanism-for-cbm-family-43
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Miguel Mompeán, Mayte Villalba, Marta Bruix, Héctor Zamora-Carreras
Despite the growing number of carbohydrate-binding modules (CBMs) that are being uncovered, information on the structural determinants for the sugar-binding regions at atomic resolution is scarce. It is widely accepted that aromatic and H-bonding interactions govern these processes, and reported simulations and theoretical calculations are valuable tools to quantify and understand these interactions. We present here a computational model derived from experimental data that provide a unique atomistic picture of an uncharacterized binding mode of laminarin to the CBM family 43...
February 21, 2017: Journal of Molecular Graphics & Modelling
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28264177/a-randomized-controlled-study-of-an-insulin-dosing-application-that-uses-recognition-and-meal-bolus-estimations
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Ewa Pańkowska, Piotr Ładyżyński, Piotr Foltyński, Karolina Mazurczak
BACKGROUND: Throughout the insulin pump therapy, decisions of prandial boluses programming are taken by patients individually a few times every day, and, moreover, this complex process requires numerical skills and knowledge in nutrition components estimation. The aim of the study was to determine the impact of the expert system, supporting the patient's decision on meal bolus programming, on the time in range of diurnal glucose excursion in patients treated with continuous subcutaneous insulin infusion (CSII)...
January 2017: Journal of Diabetes Science and Technology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257831/silencing-of-galectin-1-inhibits-retinal-neovascularization-and-ameliorates-retinal-hypoxia-in-a-murine-model-of-oxygen-induced-ischemic-retinopathy
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Ning Yang, Wenxi Zhang, Tao He, Yiqiao Xing
Aberrant neovascularization is a consequence of inappropriate angiogenic signaling and contributes to several diseases. Although many regulators of pathogenic angiogenesis have been identified, the understanding of this process remains incomplete. Galectin-1 (Gal-1), as a homodimeric protein with a single carbohydrate-recognition domain, is implicated in several pathologic processes, including angiogenesis; however, its involvement in retinal neovascularization (RNV) remains unknown. Here, we investigated the anti-angiogenic effect of silencing Gal-1 through intravitreal injection in a mouse model of oxygen-induced retinopathy (OIR)...
February 28, 2017: Experimental Eye Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257575/glycan-functionalized-microgels-for-scavenging-and-specific-binding-of-lectins
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Alexander Jans, Ruben R Rosencrantz, Ana D Mandic, Naveed Anwar, Sarah Boesveld, Christian Trautwein, Martin Moeller, Gernot Sellge, Lothar Elling, Alexander J C Kuehne
Lectins are proteins with a well-defined carbohydrate recognition domain. Multiple microbial proteins such as bacterial toxins possess lectin or lectin-like binding domains to interact with cell membranes that are decorated with glycans recognition motifs. Here, we report a straightforward way to prepare monodisperse and biocompatible polyethylene glycol microgels, which carry glycan motifs for specific binding to lectins. The sugar-functionalized colloids exhibit a wide mesh size and a highly accessible volume...
March 3, 2017: Biomacromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28257054/high-bacterial-agglutination-activity-in-a-single-crd-c-type-lectin-from-spodoptera-exigua-lepidoptera-noctuidae
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Leila Gasmi, Juan Ferré, Salvador Herrero
Lectins are carbohydrate-interacting proteins that play a pivotal role in multiple physiological and developmental aspects of all organisms. They can specifically interact with different bacterial and viral pathogens through carbohydrate-recognition domains (CRD). In addition, lectins are also of biotechnological interest because of their potential use as biosensors for capturing and identifying bacterial species. In this work, three C-type lectins from the Lepidoptera Spodoptera exigua were produced as recombinant proteins and their bacterial agglutination properties were characterized...
March 1, 2017: Biosensors
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28240441/the-impact-of-heteromultivalency-in-lectin-recognition-and-glycosidase-inhibition-an-integrated-mechanistic-study
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M Isabel García-Moreno, Fernando Ortega-Caballero, Rocío Rísquez-Cuadro, Carmen Ortiz Mellet, Jose M Garcia Fernandez
The vision of multivalency as a strategy limited to achieve affinity enhancements between a protein receptor and its putative sugar ligand (glycotope) has proven too simplistic. On the one hand, binding of a glycotope in a dense glycocalix-like construct to a lectin partner has been shown to be sensitive to the presence of a third sugar entity (heterocluster effect). On the other hand, several carbohydrate processing enzymes (glycosidases and glycosyltransferases) have been found to be also responsive to multivalent presentations of binding partners (multivalent enzyme inhibition), a phenomenon first discovered for iminosugar-type inhibitory species (inhitopes) and recently demonstrated for multivalent carbohydrate constructs...
February 27, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28223515/rational-design-of-adjuvants-targeting-the-c-type-lectin-mincle
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Alexiane Decout, Sandro Silva-Gomes, Daniel Drocourt, Sophie Barbe, Isabelle André, Francisco J Cueto, Thierry Lioux, David Sancho, Eric Pérouzel, Alain Vercellone, Jacques Prandi, Martine Gilleron, Gérard Tiraby, Jérôme Nigou
The advances in subunit vaccines development have intensified the search for potent adjuvants, particularly adjuvants inducing cell-mediated immune responses. Identification of the C-type lectin Mincle as one of the receptors underlying the remarkable immunogenicity of the mycobacterial cell wall, via recognition of trehalose-6,6'-dimycolate (TDM), has opened avenues for the rational design of such molecules. Using a combination of chemical synthesis, biological evaluation, molecular dynamics simulations, and protein mutagenesis, we gained insight into the molecular bases of glycolipid recognition by Mincle...
March 7, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28220411/peptidoglycan-isolation-and-binding-studies-with-lysm-type-pattern-recognition-receptors
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Ute Bertsche, Andrea A Gust
In the last decade, more and more plant receptors for complex carbohydrate structures have been described. However, studies on receptor binding to glycan ligands are often hampered due to the technical challenge to obtain pure preparations of homogeneous carbohydrate ligands such as bacterial peptidoglycan (PGN) in amounts suitable for studying protein-glycan interactions. Also, most approaches rely on the availability of defined soluble ligands, which in the case of glycans can rarely be synthesized but have to be purified from the respective microorganism...
2017: Methods in Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28217496/a-study-of-bone-turnover-markers-in-gestational-diabetes-mellitus
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Sheelu Shafiq Siddiqi, Abhijit Girish Borse, Anjum Pervez, Shaheen Anjum
INTRODUCTION: Gestational diabetes is defined as carbohydrate intolerance resulting in hyperglycemia of variable severity with the first recognition during pregnancy. Established risk factors for gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM) are maternal age, obesity, family history of diabetes, etc. Vitamin D, parathyroid hormone (PTH), and various other hormones are known for their function in maintaining calcium and phosphorous homeostatic. Furthermore, Vitamin D, PTH serum ionized calcium, and alkaline phosphatase (ALP) have been reported to be altered with glucose homeostasis...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Endocrinology and Metabolism
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