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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29345346/galectin-3-type-c-self-association-on-neutrophil-surfaces-the-carbohydrate-recognition-domain-regulates-cell-function
#1
Martina Sundqvist, Amanda Welin, Jonas Elmwall, Veronica Osla, Ulf J Nilsson, Hakon Leffler, Johan Bylund, Anna Karlsson
Galectin-3 is an endogenous β-galactoside-binding lectin comprising a carbohydrate recognition domain (CRD) linked to a collagen-like N-domain. Both domains are required for galectin-3 to induce cellular effects; a C-terminal fragment of galectin-3, galectin-3C, containing the CRD but lacking the N-domain, binds cell surface glycoconjugates but does not induce cellular effects since cross-linking promoted by the N-domain is thought to be required. Instead, galectin-3C is proposed to antagonize the effects of galectin-3 by competing for binding sites...
January 10, 2018: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29344374/cardioprotection-by-an-anti-masp-2-antibody-in-a-murine-model-of-myocardial-infarction
#2
James E Clark, Thomas Dudler, Michael S Marber, Wilhelm Schwaeble
Background: Myocardial ischaemia-reperfusion injury is a major cause of mortality and morbidity in the developed world. Many approaches have been investigated to counteract the pathological consequences associated with acute myocardial infarction (AMI) and cardiac remodelling. It is accepted that inflammation, and therefore activation of the complement pathway, is a crucial step in the pathogenesis of this injury, and many attempts have been made to ameliorate the infarction and consequent dysfunction using anticomplement therapy, with mixed success...
2018: Open Heart
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343722/multiplex-glycan-bead-array-for-high-throughput-and-high-content-analyses-of-glycan-binding-proteins
#3
Sharad Purohit, Tiehai Li, Wanyi Guan, Xuezheng Song, Jing Song, Yanna Tian, Lei Li, Ashok Sharma, Boying Dun, David Mysona, Sharad Ghamande, Bunja Rungruang, Richard D Cummings, Peng George Wang, Jin-Xiong She
Glycan-binding proteins (GBPs) play critical roles in diverse cellular functions such as cell adhesion, signal transduction and immune response. Studies of the interaction between GBPs and glycans have been hampered by the availability of high throughput and high-content technologies. Here we report multiplex glycan bead array (MGBA) that allows simultaneous analyses of 384 samples and up to 500 glycans in a single assay. The specificity, sensitivity and reproducibility of MGBA are evaluated using 39 plant lectins, 13 recombinant anti-glycan antibodies, and mammalian GBPs...
January 17, 2018: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29343613/restricted-hiv-1-env-glycan-engagement-by-lectin-reengineered-davei-protein-chimera-is-sufficient-for-lytic-inactivation-of-the-virus
#4
Bibek Parajuli, Kriti Acharya, Harry C Bach, Bijay Parajuli, Shiyu Zhang, Amos B Smith, Cameron F Abrams, Irwin Chaiken
We previously reported first generation recombinant DAVEI construct, a dual action virus entry inhibitor composed of cyanovirin-N (CVN) fused to a membrane proximal external region (MPER) or its derivative peptide Trp3. DAVEI exhibits potent and irreversible inactivation of HIV-1 viruses by dual engagement of gp120 and gp41. However, the promiscuity of CVN to associate with multiple glycosylation sites in gp120 and its multivalency limit current understanding of the molecular arrangement of the DAVEI molecules on trimeric spike...
January 17, 2018: Biochemical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342882/implication-of-soluble-forms-of-cell-adhesion-molecules-in-infectious-disease-and-tumor-insights-from-transgenic-animal-models
#5
REVIEW
Etsuro Ono, Toshimitsu Uede
Cell adhesion molecules (CAMs) are surface ligands, usually glycoproteins, which mediate cell-to-cell adhesion. They play a critical role in maintaining tissue integrity and mediating migration of cells, and some of them also act as viral receptors. It has been known that soluble forms of the viral receptors bind to the surface glycoproteins of the viruses and neutralize them, resulting in inhibition of the viral entry into cells. Nectin-1 is one of important CAMs belonging to immunoglobulin superfamily and herpesvirus entry mediator (HVEM) is a member of the tumor necrosis factor (TNF) receptor family...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29342490/detection-of-early-neoplasia-in-barrett-s-esophagus-using-lectin-based-near-infrared-imaging-an-ex-vivo-study-on-human-tissue
#6
André A Neves, Massimiliano Di Pietro, Maria O'Donovan, Dale J Waterhouse, Sarah E Bohndiek, Kevin M Brindle, Rebecca C Fitzgerald
BACKGROUND AND STUDY AIMS:  Endoscopic surveillance for Barrett's esophagus (BE) is limited by long procedure times and sampling error. Near-infrared (NIR) fluorescence imaging minimizes tissue autofluorescence and optical scattering. We assessed the feasibility of a topically applied NIR dye-labeled lectin for the detection of early neoplasia in BE in an ex vivo setting. METHODS:  Consecutive patients undergoing endoscopic mucosal resection (EMR) for BE-related early neoplasia were recruited...
January 17, 2018: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341923/purification-chitooligosaccharide-binding-properties-and-thermal-stability-of-cia24-a-new-pp2-like-phloem-exudate-lectin-from-ivy-gourd-coccinia-indica
#7
Kishore Babu Bobbili, Debparna Datta, Saradamoni Mondal, Sirilatha Polepalli, Michael Mormann, Musti J Swamy
PP2-like chitin binding phloem exudate lectins, abundant in the sieve tube of cucurbits, have been implicated to play key roles in wound sealing and antipathogenic responses of the plant. Here we report the affinity purification, macromolecular characterization and carbohydrate binding properties of a new chitooligosaccharide-specific lectin from the phloem exudate of ivy gourds (Coccinia indica). The protein, CIA24, has a subunit mass of 24 kDa. Partial sequence analysis indicated that CIA24 exhibits high homology with CIA17 and other Cucurbitaceae PP2 proteins whereas CD spectroscopic studies suggested that β-sheets constitute the predominant secondary structure...
January 13, 2018: International Journal of Biological Macromolecules
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29341313/title-synthesis-of-%C3%AE-l-fucopyranoside-presenting-glycoclusters-and-investigation-of-their-interaction-with-recombinant-photorhabdus-asymbiotica-lectin-phl
#8
Jančaříková Gita, Mihály Herczeg, Eva Fujdiarová, Josef Houser, Katalin E Kövér, Anikó Borbás, Michaela Wimmerová, Magdolna Csávás
Photorhabdus asymbiotica is a gram-negative bacterium that is not only as effective an insect pathogen as other members of the genus, but it also causes serious diseases in humans. The recently identified lectin PHL from P. asymbiotica verifiably modulates an immune response of humans and insects, which supports the idea that the lectin might play an important role in the host-pathogen interaction. Dimeric PHL contains up to seven L-fucose specific binding sites per monomer, and in order to target multiple binding sites of PHL, α-L-fucoside-containing di-, tri- and tetravalent glycoclusters were synthesized...
January 17, 2018: Chemistry: a European Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29336366/potential-value-of-datura-stramonium-agglutinin-recognized-glycopatterns-in-urinary-protein-on-differential-diagnosis-of-diabetic-nephropathy-and-nondiabetic-renal-disease
#9
Xiao-Li Yang, Han-Jie Yu, Han-Yu Zhu, Ying Zheng, Qiu-Xia Han, Guang-Yan Cai, Xiang-Mei Chen
BACKGROUND: Diabetic nephropathy (DN) is the most common and serious microvascular complication of diabetes. To date, the gold standard for identifying DN and nondiabetic renal disease (NDRD) is a renal biopsy; however, there is currently no reliable diagnostic marker to identify DN and NDRD in a noninvasive manner. This study aimed to investigate the different glycopatterns in urine specimens of DN patients and NDRD patients for a differential diagnosis. METHODS: In total, 19 DN patients and 18 NDRD patients who underwent renal biopsies between March 2015 and March 2016 at the Chinese People's Liberation Army General Hospital were enrolled in this study...
January 20, 2018: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29334733/surface-functionalization-with-carboxylic-acids-by-photochemical-microcontact-printing-and-tetrazole-chemistry
#10
Christoph Buten, Sebastian Lamping, Martin Körsgen, Heinrich F Arlinghaus, Craig Jamieson, Bart Jan Ravoo
In this paper we show that carboxylic acid functionalized molecules can be patterned by photochemical microcontact printing on tetrazole-terminated self-assembled monolayers. Upon irradiation, tetrazoles eliminate nitrogen to form highly reactive nitrile imines, which can be ligated with several different nucleophiles, carboxylic acids being most reactive. As a proof of concept, we immobilized trifluoroacetic acid to monitor the reaction with X-ray photoelectron spectroscopy (XPS). Moreover, we also immobilized peptides and fabricated carbohydrate-lectin as well as biotin-streptavidin microarrays using this method...
January 16, 2018: Langmuir: the ACS Journal of Surfaces and Colloids
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330473/endothelial-heparan-sulfate-deficiency-reduces-inflammation-and-fibrosis-in-murine-diabetic-nephropathy
#11
Ditmer T Talsma, Kirankumar Katta, Marieke A B Ettema, Berna Kel, Marion Kusche-Gullberg, Moh R Daha, Coen A Stegeman, Jacob van den Born, Lianchun Wang
Inflammation plays a vital role in the development of diabetic nephropathy, but the underlying regulatory mechanisms are only partially understood. Our previous studies demonstrated that, during acute inflammation, endothelial heparan sulfate (HS) contributes to the adhesion and transendothelial migration of leukocytes into perivascular tissues by direct interaction with L-selectin and the presentation of bound chemokines. In the current study, we aimed to assess the role of endothelial HS on chronic renal inflammation and fibrosis in a diabetic nephropathy mouse model...
January 12, 2018: Laboratory Investigation; a Journal of Technical Methods and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330254/increased-levels-of-lectin-like-oxidized-low-density-lipoprotein-receptor-1-in-ischemic-stroke-and-transient-ischemic-attack
#12
Tonje Skarpengland, Mona Skjelland, Xiang Yi Kong, Karolina Skagen, Sverre Holm, Kari Otterdal, Christen P Dahl, Kirsten Krohg-Sørensen, Ellen L Sagen, Vigdis Bjerkeli, Anne Hege Aamodt, Azhar Abbas, Ida Gregersen, Pål Aukrust, Bente Halvorsen, Tuva B Dahl
BACKGROUND: Soluble lectin-like oxidized low-density lipoprotein receptor-1 (sLOX-1) has been shown to be increased in patients with acute ischemic stroke. Here, we evaluated plasma sLOX-1 levels and vascular carotid plaque LOX-1 (ie, OLR1) gene expression in patients with ischemic stroke and transient ischemic attack (TIA) with particular focus on their relation to time since symptom onset. METHODS AND RESULTS: Plasma sLOX-1 (n=232) and carotid plaque OLR1 gene expression (n=146) were evaluated in patients who were referred to evaluation for carotid endarterectomy, as well as in healthy control plasma (n=81)...
January 12, 2018: Journal of the American Heart Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325991/bothrops-jararaca-accessory-venom-gland-is-an-ancillary-source-of-toxins-to-the-snake
#13
Richard Hemmi Valente, Milene Schmidt Luna, Ursula Castro de Oliveira, Milton Yutaka Nishiyama-Junior, Inácio de Loiola Junqueira-de-Azevedo, José Antonio Portes-Junior, Patricia Bianca Clissa, Luciana Godoy Viana, Leonardo Sanches, Ana Maria Moura-da-Silva, Jonas Perales, Norma Yamanouye
In Viperidae snakes, it has been attributed to the main venom gland, a component of the venom gland apparatus, the function of synthesizing all venom toxins and storing them inside a basal-central lumen. However, the role of the accessory gland is still unknown. Here, we analyzed the proteome and the transcriptome of the accessory gland during venom production and secretion cycle. We showed that the accessory gland expresses and synthesizes toxins that are similar to those produced by the main venom gland such as C-type lectin/C-type lectin-like proteins, metalloproteinase, phospholipase A2, cysteine rich secretory protein, nerve growth factor, vascular endothelial growth factor, serine proteinase, and l-amino acid oxidase...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Proteomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29325093/a-comprehensive-caenorhabditis-elegans-n-glycan-shotgun-array
#14
Ewa Jankowska, Lisa M Parsons, Xuezheng Song, Dave F Smith, Richard D Cummings, John F Cipollo
Here we present a Caenorhabditis elegans N-glycan shotgun array. This nematode serves as a model organism for many areas of biology including but not limited to tissue development, host-pathogen interactions, innate immunity, and genetics. C. elegans N-glycans contain structural motifs that are also found in other nematodes as well as trematodes and lepidopteran species. Glycan binding toxins that interact with C. elegans glycoconjugates also do so with some agriculturally relevant species, such as Haemonchus contortus, Ascaris suum, Oesophagostomum dentatum and Trichoplusia ni...
January 9, 2018: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324883/masp-1-of-the-complement-system-enhances-clot-formation-in-a-microvascular-whole-blood-flow-model
#15
Lorenz Jenny, József Dobó, Péter Gál, Gábor Pál, Wilbur A Lam, Verena Schroeder
The complement and coagulation systems closely interact with each other. These interactions are believed to contribute to the proinflammatory and prothrombotic environment involved in the development of thrombotic complications in many diseases. Complement MASP-1 (mannan-binding lectin-associated serine protease-1) activates coagulation factors and promotes clot formation. However, this was mainly shown in purified or plasma-based static systems. Here we describe the role of MASP-1 and complement activation in fibrin clot formation in a microvascular, whole blood flow model...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324290/ross-river-virus-envelope-glycans-contribute-to-disease-through-activation-of-the-host-complement-system
#16
Bronwyn M Gunn, Jennifer E Jones, Reed S Shabman, Alan C Whitmore, Sanjay Sarkar, Lance K Blevins, Thomas E Morrison, Mark T Heise
Mannose binding lectin (MBL) generally plays a protective role during viral infection, yet MBL-mediated complement activation promotes Ross River virus (RRV)-induced inflammatory tissue destruction, contributing to arthritis and myositis. As MBL binds to carbohydrates, we hypothesized that N-linked glycans on the RRV envelope glycoproteins act as ligands for MBL. Using a panel of RRV mutants lacking the envelope N-linked glycans, we found that MBL deposition onto infected cells was dependent on the E2 glycans...
January 8, 2018: Virology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324242/expression-profiling-of-the-dolichos-lablab-lectin-during-germination-and-development-of-the-seed
#17
Yashavanth L Vishweshwaraiah, Balaji Prakash, Lalitha R Gowda
The temporal expression of the field bean (Dolichos lablab) galactose specific lectin, DLL-II, during germination, post-germination and seed development was evaluated using Native-PAGE followed by activity staining, immunodetection and quantitative Real Time PCR (qPCR). A rapid and steep decline in the polyphenol oxidase (PPO) and hemagglutinating activity during the initial stages of germination, which did not correlate with the slow decline in total protein was observed. During post germination period, PPO and hemagglutination activities were negligible, whereas a rapid resorption of the protein was evident...
January 4, 2018: Plant Physiology and Biochemistry: PPB
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29323038/electroacupuncture-improves-neurovascular-unit-reconstruction-by-promoting-collateral-circulation-and-angiogenesis
#18
Lei Shi, Hong-Mei Cao, Ying Li, Shi-Xin Xu, Yan Zhang, Yang Zhang, Zhe-Feng Jin
Acupuncture at Shuigou (GV26) shows good clinical efficacy for treating stroke, but its mechanism remains poorly understood. In this study, a cerebral infarction model of ischemia/reperfusion injury received electroacupuncture at GV26 (15 Hz and 1 mA, continuous wave [biphasic pulses], for 5 minutes). Electroacupuncture effectively promoted regional cerebral blood flow on the infarct and non-infarct sides, increased infarct lesions, lectin, and number of blood vessels, upregulated von Willebrand factor and cell proliferation marker Ki67 expression, and diminished neurological severity score...
December 2017: Neural Regeneration Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321379/a-glucose-responsive-insulin-therapy-protects-animals-against-hypoglycemia
#19
Ruojing Yang, Margaret Wu, Songnian Lin, Ravi P Nargund, Xinghai Li, Theresa Kelly, Lin Yan, Ge Dai, Ying Qian, Qing Dallas-Yang, Paul A Fischer, Yan Cui, Xiaolan Shen, Pei Huo, Danqing Dennis Feng, Mark D Erion, David E Kelley, James Mu
Hypoglycemia is commonly associated with insulin therapy, limiting both its safety and efficacy. The concept of modifying insulin to render its glucose-responsive release from an injection depot (of an insulin complexed exogenously with a recombinant lectin) was proposed approximately 4 decades ago but has been challenging to achieve. Data presented here demonstrate that mannosylated insulin analogs can undergo an additional route of clearance as result of their interaction with endogenous mannose receptor (MR), and this can occur in a glucose-dependent fashion, with increased binding to MR at low glucose...
January 11, 2018: JCI Insight
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29321242/adhesion-growth-regulatory-galectins-tested-in-combination-evidence-for-formation-of-hybrids-as-heterodimers
#20
Michelle C Miller, Anna-Kristen Ludwig, Kanin Wichapong, Herbert Kaltner, Jürgen Kopitz, Hans-Joachim Gabius, Kevin H Mayo
The delineation of the physiological significance of protein (lectin)-glycan recognition and the structural analysis of individual lectins have directed our attention to studying them in combination. In this report, we tested the hypothesis of hybrid formation by using binary mixtures of homodimeric galectins-1 and -7 as well as a proteolytically truncated version of chimera-type galectin-3. Initial supportive evidence is provided by affinity chromatography using resin-presented galectin-7. Intriguingly, extent of cell binding by cross-linking of surface counter-receptor increased significantly for monomeric galectin-3 form by presence of galectin-1 or -7...
January 10, 2018: Biochemical Journal
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