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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731466/interaction-of-galectin-3-with-muc1-on-cell-surface-promotes-egfr-dimerization-and-activation-in-human-epithelial-cancer-cells
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Tushar Piyush, Anisha R Chacko, Paulina Sindrewicz, John Hilkens, Jonathan M Rhodes, Lu-Gang Yu
Epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) is an important regulator of epithelial cell growth and survival in normal and cancerous tissues and is a principal therapeutic target for cancer treatment. EGFR is associated in epithelial cells with the heavily glycosylated transmembrane mucin protein MUC1, a natural ligand of galectin-3 that is overexpressed in cancer. This study reveals that the expression of cell surface MUC1 is a critical enhancer of EGF-induced EGFR activation in human breast and colon cancer cells...
July 21, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729358/targeting-c-type-lectin-receptors-a-high-carbohydrate-diet-for-dendritic-cells-to-improve-cancer-vaccines
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REVIEW
Dieke van Dinther, Dorian A Stolk, Rieneke van de Ven, Yvette van Kooyk, Tanja D de Gruijl, Joke M M den Haan
There is a growing understanding of why certain patients do or do not respond to checkpoint inhibition therapy. This opens new opportunities to reconsider and redevelop vaccine strategies to prime an anticancer immune response. Combination of such vaccines with checkpoint inhibitors will both provide the fuel and release the brake for an efficient anticancer response. Here, we discuss vaccine strategies that use C-type lectin receptor (CLR) targeting of APCs, such as dendritic cells and macrophages. APCs are a necessity for the priming of antigen-specific cytotoxic and helper T cells...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28719181/differential-ligand-binding-specificities-of-the-pulmonary-collectins-are-determined-by-the-conformational-freedom-of-a-surface-loop
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Michael J Rynkiewicz, Huixing Wu, Tanya R Cafarella, Nikolaos M Nikolaidis, James Frederick Head, Barbara A Seaton, Francis X McCormack
Lung surfactant proteins (SP) play critical roles in surfactant function and innate immunity. SP-A and SP-D, members of the collectin family of C-type lectins, exhibit distinct ligand specificities, effects on surfactant structure, and host defense functions despite extensive structural homology. SP-A binds to dipalmitoylphosphatidylcholine (DPPC), the major surfactant lipid component, but not phosphatidylinositol (PI), whereas SP-D shows the opposite preference. Additionally, SP-A and SP-D recognize widely divergent pathogen-associated molecular patterns...
July 18, 2017: Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28708085/is-sweet-taste-perception-associated-with-sweet-food-liking-and-intake
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Shakeela N Jayasinghe, Rozanne Kruger, Daniel C I Walsh, Guojiao Cao, Stacey Rivers, Marilize Richter, Bernhard H Breier
A range of psychophysical taste measurements are used to characterize an individual's sweet taste perception and to assess links between taste perception and dietary intake. The aims of this study were to investigate the relationship between four different psychophysical measurements of sweet taste perception, and to explore which measures of sweet taste perception relate to sweet food intake. Forty-four women aged 20-40 years were recruited for the study. Four measures of sweet taste perception (detection and recognition thresholds, and sweet taste intensity and hedonic liking of suprathreshold concentrations) were assessed using glucose as the tastant...
July 14, 2017: Nutrients
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28701735/quantitative-proteomics-reveal-the-anti-tumour-mechanism-of-the-carbohydrate-recognition-domain-of-galectin-3-in-hepatocellular-carcinoma
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Mingchao Wang, Fang Tian, Wantao Ying, Xiaohong Qian
Hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is a serious threat to human health. The carbohydrate recognition domain of Galectin-3 (Gal3C) has been reported to be an anti-tumour molecule. In this study, we aim to explore effects of Gal3C in HCC and its possible molecular mechanism with quantitative proteomics approach. We found that rGal3C stimulation could inhibit cell viability, migration and invasion of HepG2. After rGal3C stimulating, 190 proteins were differentially expressed. Eighty up-regulated proteins located mainly in extracellular exosome and involved in cell adhesion and metabolism, and 110 down-regulated proteins located in mitochondria and extracellular exosome, and related to processes of metabolism and oxidation-reduction...
July 12, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695569/in-vitro-evidence-for-the-participation-of-drosophila-melanogaster-sperm-%C3%AE-n-acetylglucosaminidases-in-the-interactions-with-glycans-carrying-terminal-n-acetylglucosamine-residues-on-the-egg-s-envelopes
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Jari Intra, Concetta Veltri, Daniela De Caro, Maria Elisa Perotti, Maria Enrica Pasini
Fertilization is a complex and multiphasic process, consisting of several steps, where egg-coating envelope's glycoproteins and sperm surface receptors play a critical role. Sperm-associated β-N-acetylglucosaminidases, also known as hexosaminidases, have been identified in a variety of organisms. Previously, two isoforms of hexosaminidases, named here DmHEXA and DmHEXB, were found as intrinsic proteins in the sperm plasma membrane of Drosophila melanogaster. In the present work, we carried out different approaches using solid-phase assays in order to analyze the oligosaccharide recognition ability of D...
July 10, 2017: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28691393/sequence-and-architectural-control-in-glycopolymer-synthesis
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REVIEW
Yamin Abdouni, Gokhan Yilmaz, C Remzi Becer
Glycopolymers are synthetic-carbohydrate-containing materials capable of interacting and binding to specific targeting lectins, which are crucially important in many biologically active processes. Over the last decade, advances in synthetic chemistry and polymerization techniques have enabled the development of sequence and architecturally controlled glycopolymers for different types of bioapplications, such as drug delivery and release purposes, gene therapy, lectin-based biosensors, and much more in the future...
July 10, 2017: Macromolecular Rapid Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28687490/x-ray-structure-of-a-protease-resistant-mutant-form-of-human-galectin-9-having-two-carbohydrate-recognition-domains-with-a-metal-binding-site
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Hiromi Yoshida, Nozomu Nishi, Kenji Wada, Takanori Nakamura, Mitsuomi Hirashima, Naoyuki Kuwabara, Ryuichi Kato, Shigehiro Kamitori
Galectin-9 (G9) is a tandem-repeat type β-galactoside-specific animal lectin having N-terminal and C-terminal carbohydrate recognition domains (N-CRD and C-CRD, respectively) joined by a linker peptide that is involved in the immune system. G9 is divalent in glycan binding, and structural information about the spatial arrangement of the two CRDs is very important for elucidating its biological functions. As G9 is protease sensitive due to the long linker, the protease-resistant mutant form of G9 (G9Null) was developed by modification of the linker peptide, while retaining its biological functions...
July 4, 2017: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28684356/sauromatum-guttatum-lectin-spectral-studies-lectin-carbohydrate-interaction-molecular-cloning-and-in-silico-analysis
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Kshema Thakur, Tarnjeet Kaur, Jatinder Singh, Gulam Rabbani, Rizwan H Khan, Rachna Hora, Manpreet Kaur
Non-immune carbohydrate binding proteins are broadly defined as lectins. Having been reported from all kingdoms of life, phytolectins are the most widely studied group of lectins. Sauromatum guttatum agglutinin (SGA) was isolated from the plant tubers and characterized for structural variations due to solvent perturbation using polarimetry, fluorescence and light scattering. For the β-sheet rich SGA, a pH and temperature induced molten globule like intermediate was identified. In isothermal titration microcalorimetry, SGA demonstrated cooperative binding to a complex glycoprotein in enthalpically driven mechanism...
July 3, 2017: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680402/molecular-simulations-of-carbohydrates-with-a-fucose-binding-burkholderia-ambifaria-lectin-suggest-modulation-by-surface-residues-outside-the-fucose-binding-pocket
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Tamir Dingjan, Anne Imberty, Serge Pérez, Elizabeth Yuriev, Paul A Ramsland
Burkholderia ambifaria is an opportunistic respiratory pathogen belonging to the Burkholderia cepacia complex, a collection of species responsible for the rapidly fatal cepacia syndrome in cystic fibrosis patients. A fucose-binding lectin identified in the B. ambifaria genome, BambL, is able to adhere to lung tissue, and may play a role in respiratory infection. X-ray crystallography has revealed the bound complex structures for four fucosylated human blood group epitopes (blood group B, H type 1, H type 2, and Le(x) determinants)...
2017: Frontiers in Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679759/mutational-analysis-of-lassa-virus-glycoprotein-highlights-regions-required-for-alpha-dystroglycan-utilization
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Marissa Acciani, Jacob T Alston, Guohui Zhao, Hayley Reynolds, Afroze M Ali, Brian Xu, Melinda A Brindley
Lassa virus (LASV) is an enveloped RNA virus endemic to West Africa and responsible for severe cases of hemorrhagic fever. Virus entry is mediated by the glycoprotein complex consisting of a stable signal peptide, a receptor-binding subunit GP1, and a viral-host membrane fusion subunit GP2. Several cellular receptors can interact with the GP1 subunit and mediate viral entry, including alpha-dystroglycan (αDG) and lysosomal associated membrane protein 1 (LAMP1). In order to define the regions within GP1 that interact with the cellular receptors, we implemented insertional mutagenesis, carbohydrate shielding, and alanine scanning mutagenesis...
July 5, 2017: Journal of Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28665555/cd1b-mycolic-acid-tetramers-demonstrate-t-cell-fine-specificity-for-mycobacterial-lipid-tails
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Ildiko Van Rhijn, Sarah K Iwany, Peter Fodran, Tan-Yun Cheng, Laurent Gapin, Adriaan J Minnaard, D Branch Moody
Mycobacterium tuberculosis synthesizes a thick cell wall comprised of mycolic acids (MA), which are foreign antigens for human T cells. T-cell clones from multiple donors were used to determine the fine-specificity of MA recognition by human αβ T cells. Most CD1-presented lipid antigens contain large hydrophilic head groups comprised of carbohydrates or peptides that dominate patterns of T-cell specificity. MA diverges from the consensus antigen motif in that it lacks a head group. Using multiple forms of natural and synthetic MA and MA-specific T-cells with different T-cell receptors, we found that, unlike antigens with larger head groups, lipid length strongly controlled T-cell responses to MA...
June 30, 2017: European Journal of Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659447/unravelling-the-relationship-between-the-tsetse-fly-and-its-obligate-symbiont-wigglesworthia-transcriptomic-and-metabolomic-landscapes-reveal-highly-integrated-physiological-networks
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XiaoLi Bing, Geoffrey M Attardo, Aurelien Vigneron, Emre Aksoy, Francesca Scolari, Anna Malacrida, Brian L Weiss, Serap Aksoy
Insects with restricted diets rely on obligate microbes to fulfil nutritional requirements essential for biological function. Tsetse flies, vectors of African trypanosome parasites, feed exclusively on vertebrate blood and harbour the obligate endosymbiont Wigglesworthia glossinidia. Without Wigglesworthia, tsetse are unable to reproduce. These symbionts are sheltered within specialized cells (bacteriocytes) that form the midgut-associated bacteriome organ. To decipher the core functions of this symbiosis essential for tsetse's survival, we performed dual-RNA-seq analysis of the bacteriome, coupled with metabolomic analysis of bacteriome and haemolymph collected from normal and symbiont-cured (sterile) females...
June 28, 2017: Proceedings. Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28654715/a-secondary-structure-element-present-in-a-wide-range-of-fucosylated-glycoepitopes
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Mario Schubert, Thomas Aeschbacher, Mirko Zierke, Martin Smieško, Mayeul Collot, Jean-Maurice Mallet, Beat Ernst, Frédéric H-T Allain
The increasing understanding of the essential role of carbohydrates in development, and in a wide range of diseases fuels a rapidly growing interest in the basic principles governing carbohydrate-protein interactions. A still heavily debated issue regarding the recognition process is the degree of flexibility or rigidity of oligosaccharides. Combining NMR structure determination based on extensive experimental data with density functional theory (DFT) and database searches, we have identified a set of trisaccharide motifs with a similar conformation that is characterized by a non-conventional C-H⋅⋅⋅O hydrogen bond...
June 27, 2017: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652405/mechanism-of-pathogen-recognition-by-human-dectin-2
#15
Hadar Feinberg, Sabine A F Jégouzo, Maximus J Rex, Kurt Drickamer, William I Weis, Maureen E Taylor
Dectin-2, a C-type lectin on macrophages and other cells of the innate immune system, functions in responses to pathogens, particularly fungi. The carbohydrate-recognition domain (CRD) in dectin-2 is linked to a transmembrane sequence that interacts with the common FcRγ subunit to initiate immune signaling. The molecular mechanism by which dectin-2 selectively binds to pathogens has been investigated by characterizing the CRD expressed in a bacterial system. Competition binding studies indicated that the CRD binds to monosaccharides with modest affinity and that affinity is greatly enhanced for mannose linked α1-2 or α1-4 to a second mannose residue...
June 26, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640205/lectins-from-mycelia-of-basidiomycetes
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REVIEW
Valentina E Nikitina, Ekaterina A Loshchinina, Elena P Vetchinkina
Lectins are proteins of a nonimmunoglobulin nature that are capable of specific recognition of and reversible binding to the carbohydrate moieties of complex carbohydrates, without altering the covalent structure of any of the recognized glycosyl ligands. They have a broad range of biological activities important for the functioning of the cell and the whole organism and, owing to the high specificity of reversible binding to carbohydrates, are valuable tools used widely in biology and medicine. Lectins can be produced by many living organisms, including basidiomycetes...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630155/haemolytic-actinoporins-interact-with-carbohydrates-using-their-lipid-binding-module
#17
Koji Tanaka, Jose M M Caaveiro, Koldo Morante, Kouhei Tsumoto
Pore-forming toxins (PFTs) are proteins endowed with metamorphic properties that enable them to stably fold in water solutions as well as in cellular membranes. PFTs produce lytic pores on the plasma membranes of target cells conducive to lesions, playing key roles in the defensive and offensive molecular systems of living organisms. Actinoporins are a family of potent haemolytic toxins produced by sea anemones vigorously studied as a paradigm of α-helical PFTs, in the context of lipid-protein interactions, and in connection with nanopore technologies...
August 5, 2017: Philosophical Transactions of the Royal Society of London. Series B, Biological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28630008/contribution-of-the-carbohydrate-binding-ability-of-vatairea-guianensis-lectin-to-induce-edematogenic-activity
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Gabriela F O Marques, Vinicius J S Osterne, Livia M Almeida, Luiz A C Brizeno, Vanir R Pinto-Junior, Mayara Q Santiago, Antonio H B Neco, Mario R L Mota, Luiz A G Souza, Kyria S Nascimento, Alana F Pires, Benildo S Cavada, Ana M S Assreuy
Vatairea guianensis lectin (VGL), Dalbergiae tribe, is a N-acetyl-galactosamine (GalNAc)/Galactose (Gal) lectin previously purified and characterized. In this work, we report its structural features, obtained from bioinformatics tools, and its inflammatory effect, obtained from a rat paw edema model. The VGL model was obtained by homology with the lectin of Vatairea macrocarpa (VML) as template, and we used it to demonstrate the common characteristics of legume lectins, such as the jellyroll motif and presence of a metal-binding site in the vicinity of the carbohydrate-recognition domain (CRD)...
June 16, 2017: Biochimie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28628658/effects-of-obesogenic-diet-and-estradiol-on-dorsal-raphe-gene-expression-in-old-female-macaques
#19
Cynthia L Bethea, Kevin Mueller, Arubala P Reddy, Steven G Kohama, Henryk F Urbanski
The beneficial effects of bioidentical ovarian steroid hormone therapy (HT) during the perimenopause are gaining recognition. However, the positive effects of estrogen (E) plus or minus progesterone (P) administration to ovariectomized (Ovx) lab animals were recognized in multiple systems for years before clinical trials could adequately duplicate the results. Moreover, very large numbers of women are often needed to find statistically significant results in clinical trials of HT; and there are still opposing results being published, especially in neural and cardiovascular systems...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618117/itraq-based-proteomics-of-sunflower-cultivars-differing-in-resistance-to-parasitic-weed-orobanche-cumana
#20
Chong Yang, Ling Xu, Na Zhang, Faisal Islam, Wenjian Song, Luyang Hu, Dan Liu, Xiaonan Xie, Weijun Zhou
Orobanche cumana is an obligate root parasite causing severe damage to many economically important crops, including sunflowers worldwide. For efficient control measures, it is necessary to understand the resistant mechanism during interaction at molecular level. The present study emphasizes on comparative proteomics to investigate the mechanistic basis of compatible and incompatible interaction of O. cumana with resistant (JY207) and susceptible (TK0409) sunflowers. More than 3500 proteins were identified from two cultivars by iTRAQ analysis...
June 15, 2017: Proteomics
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