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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640912/signaling-c-type-lectin-receptors-in-antimycobacterial-immunity
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Mohlopheni J Marakalala, Hlumani Ndlovu
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June 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28625888/combined-venom-profiling-and-cytotoxicity-screening-of-the-radde-s-mountain-viper-montivipera-raddei-and-mount-bulgar-viper-montivipera-bulgardaghica-with-potent-cytotoxicity-against-human-a549-lung-carcinoma-cells
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Ayse Nalbantsoy, Benjamin-Florian Hempel, Daniel Petras, Paul Heiss, Bayram Göçmen, Nasit Iğci, Mehmet Zülfü Yildiz, Roderich D Süssmuth
Here we report the first characterization of the endemic Mount Bulgar Viper (Montivipera bulgardaghica) and Radde's mountain viper (Montivipera raddei) venom by a combined approach using intact mass profiling and bottom-up proteomics. The cytotoxicity screening of crude venom as well as isolated serine proteases revealed a high activity against A549 human lung carcinoma cells. By means of intact mass profiling of native and reduced venom we observed basic and acidic phospholipases type A2. Moreover, the analysis revealed snake venom metalloproteases, cysteine-rich secretory proteins, disintegrins, snake venom serine proteases, C-type lectins, a vascular endothelial growth factor and an L-amino acid oxidase...
June 15, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624575/intestinal-fungal-dysbiosis-associates-with-visceral-hypersensitivity-in-patients-with-irritable-bowel-syndrome-and-rats
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Sara Botschuijver, Guus Roeselers, Evgeni Levin, Daisy M Jonkers, Olaf Welting, Sigrid Em Heinsbroek, Heleen H de Weerd, Teun Boekhout, Matteo Fornai, Ad A Masclee, Frank H J Schuren, Wouter J de Jonge, Jurgen Seppen, Rene M van den Wijngaard
BACKGROUND & AIMS: Visceral hypersensitivity is one feature of irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). Bacterial dysbiosis might be involved in activation of nociceptive sensory pathways, but there have been few studies of the role of the mycobiome (the fungal microbiome) in development of IBS. We analyzed intestinal mycobiomes of patients with IBS and a rat model of visceral hypersensitivity. METHODS: We used internal transcribed spacer 1-based metabarcoding to compare fecal mycobiomes of 18 healthy volunteers with those of 39 patients with IBS (with visceral hypersensitivity or normal levels of sensitivity)...
June 14, 2017: Gastroenterology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28620967/contribution-of-card9-mediated-signaling-to-wound-healing-in-skin
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Emi Kanno, Kazuyoshi Kawakami, Hiromasa Tanno, Aiko Suzuki, Noriko Sato, Airi Masaki, Ayano Imamura, Naoyuki Takagi, Takayuki Miura, Hideki Yamamoto, Keiko Ishii, Hiromitsu Hara, Yoshimichi Imai, Ryoko Maruyama, Masahiro Tachi
The inflammatory response after skin injury involves the secretion of a variety of cytokines and growth factors that are necessary for tissue repair. Caspase recruitment domain-containing protein 9 (CARD9) is an essential signaling adaptor molecule for NF-κB activation upon triggering through C-type lectin receptors (CLRs), which are expressed in macrophages and dendritic cells. However, the role of CARD9 in inflammatory responses at the wound site has not been elucidated. In the present study, we analyzed the role of CARD9 in the healing process of skin wounds...
June 16, 2017: Experimental Dermatology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619036/monocyte-differentiation-and-macrophage-priming-are-regulated-differentially-by-pentraxins-and-their-ligands
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Darrell Pilling, Elkin Galvis-Carvajal, Tejas R Karhadkar, Nehemiah Cox, Richard H Gomer
BACKGROUND: Circulating bone marrow-derived monocytes can leave the blood, enter a tissue, and differentiate into M1 inflammatory, M2a remodeling/fibrotic, or M2c/Mreg resolving/immune-regulatory macrophages. Macrophages can also convert from one of the above types to another. Pentraxins are secreted proteins that bind to, and promote efficient clearance of, microbial pathogens and cellular debris during infection, inflammation, and tissue damage. The pentraxins C-reactive protein (CRP), serum amyloid P (SAP), and pentraxin-3 (PTX3) can also bind a variety of endogenous ligands...
June 15, 2017: BMC Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618068/molecular-cloning-and-analysis-of-a-c-type-lectin-from-silkworm-bombyx-mori
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Toufeeq Shahzad, Ming-Yue Zhan, Pei-Jin Yang, Xiao-Qiang Yu, Xiang-Jun Rao
C-type lectins (CTLs) play a variety of roles in plants and animals. They are involved in animal development, pathogen recognition, and the activation of immune responses. CTLs carry one or more non-catalytic carbohydrate-recognition domains (CRDs) to bind specific carbohydrates reversibly. Here, we report the molecular cloning and functional analysis of a single-CRD CTL, named C-type lectin-S2 (BmCTL-S2) from the domesticated silkmoth Bombyx mori (Lepidoptera: Bombycidae). The ORF of CTL-S2 is 666 bp, which encodes a putative protein of 221 amino acids...
June 15, 2017: Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28611771/tnf-lectin-like-domain-restores-epithelial-sodium-channel-function-in-frameshift-mutants-associated-with-pseudohypoaldosteronism-type-1b
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Anita Willam, Mohammed Aufy, Susan Tzotzos, Dina El-Malazi, Franziska Poser, Alina Wagner, Birgit Unterköfler, Didja Gurmani, David Martan, Shahid Muhammad Iqbal, Bernhard Fischer, Hendrik Fischer, Helmut Pietschmann, Istvan Czikora, Rudolf Lucas, Rosa Lemmens-Gruber, Waheed Shabbir
Previous in vitro studies have indicated that tumor necrosis factor (TNF) activates amiloride-sensitive epithelial sodium channel (ENaC) current through its lectin-like (TIP) domain, since cyclic peptides mimicking the TIP domain (e.g., solnatide), showed ENaC-activating properties. In the current study, the effects of TNF and solnatide on individual ENaC subunits or ENaC carrying mutated glycosylation sites in the α-ENaC subunit were compared, revealing a similar mode of action for TNF and solnatide and corroborating the previous assumption that the lectin-like domain of TNF is the relevant molecular structure for ENaC activation...
2017: Frontiers in Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607102/the-dendritic-cell-receptor-dngr-1-promotes-the-development-of-atherosclerosis-in-mice
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Yacine Haddad, Charlotte Lahoute, Marc Clément, Ludivine Laurans, Sarvenaz Metghalchi, Lynda Zeboudj, Andreas Giraud, Xavier Loyer, Marie Vandestienne, Julien Wain-Hobson, Bruno Esposito, Stephane Potteaux, Hafid Ait-Oufella, Alain Tedgui, Ziad Mallat, Soraya Taleb
Rationale: Necrotic core formation during the development of atherosclerosis is associated with a chronic inflammatory response and promotes accelerated plaque development and instability. However, the molecular links between necrosis and the development of atherosclerosis are not completely understood. C-type lectin receptor (Clec9a) or DNGR1 is preferentially expressed by the CD8α(+) subset of dendritic cells (CD8α(+)DCs) and is involved in sensing necrotic cells. We hypothesized that sensing of necrotic cells by DNGR1 plays a determinant role in the inflammatory response of atherosclerosis...
June 12, 2017: Circulation Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602683/a-c-type-lectin-nattectin-like-protein-cantc-in-qihe-crucian-carp-carassius-auratus-binding-ability-with-lps-pgn-and-various-bacteria-and-agglutinating-activity-against-bacteria
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Li Wang, Jie Zhang, Xianghui Kong, Xianliang Zhao, Chao Pei, Li Li
C-type lectins (CTLs), as the members of pattern-recognition receptors (PRRs), play the significant roles in innate immunity through binding with pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs) on the surface of microbe. In the present study, a novel CTL, Nattectin-like protein (named as CaNTC), was investigated in Qihe crucian carp Carassius auratus. The full-length cDNA of CaNTC was composed of 776 bp, with a 152 bp 5'-untranslated region (UTR), a 492 bp ORF encoding a 163-aa protein, and a 132 bp 3'-UTR with a polyadenylation signal sequence AATAAA and a poly(A) tail...
June 6, 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600306/expression-of-lewis-a-glycans-on-polymorphonuclear-leukocytes-augments-function-by-increasing-transmigration
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Jennifer C Brazil, Ronen Sumagin, Sean R Stowell, Goo Lee, Nancy A Louis, Richard D Cummings, Charles A Parkos
PMN-expressed fucosylated glycans from the Lewis glycan family, including Lewis-x (Le(x)) and sialyl Lewis-x (sLe(x)), have previously been implicated in the regulation of important PMN functions, including selectin-mediated trafficking across vascular endothelium. Although glycans, such as Le(x) and sLe(x), which are based on the type 2 sequence (Galβ1-4GlcNAc-R), are abundant on PMNs, the presence of type 1 Galβ1-3GlcNAc-R glycans required for PMN expression of the closely related stereoisomer of Le(x), termed Lewis-A (Le(a)), has not, to our knowledge, been reported...
June 9, 2017: Journal of Leukocyte Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28596377/trowaglerix-venom-polypeptides-as-a-novel-antithrombotic-agent-by-targeting-immunoglobulin-like-domains-of-glycoprotein-vi-in-platelet
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Chien-Hsin Chang, Ching-Hu Chung, Yi-Shu Tu, Cheng-Chieh Tsai, Chun-Chieh Hsu, Hui-Chin Peng, Yufeng J Tseng, Tur-Fu Huang
OBJECTIVE: Currently prescribed antiplatelet drugs have 1 common side effect-an increased risk of hemorrhage and thrombocytopenia. On the contrary, bleeding defects associated with glycoprotein VI (GPVI) expression deficiency are usually slightly prolonged bleeding times. However, GPVI antagonists are lacking in clinic. APPROACH AND RESULTS: Using reverse-phase high-performance liquid chromatography and sequencing, we revealed the partial sequence of trowaglerix α subunit, a potent specific GPVI-targeting snaclec (snake venom C-type lectin protein)...
June 8, 2017: Arteriosclerosis, Thrombosis, and Vascular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28594382/coralsnake-venomics-analyses-of-venom-gland-transcriptomes-and-proteomes-of-six-brazilian-taxa
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Steven D Aird, Nelson Jorge da Silva, Lijun Qiu, Alejandro Villar-Briones, Vera Aparecida Saddi, Mariana Pires de Campos Telles, Miguel L Grau, Alexander S Mikheyev
Venom gland transcriptomes and proteomes of six Micrurus taxa (M. corallinus, M. lemniscatus carvalhoi, M. lemniscatus lemniscatus, M. paraensis, M. spixii spixii, and M. surinamensis) were investigated, providing the most comprehensive, quantitative data on Micrurus venom composition to date, and more than tripling the number of Micrurus venom protein sequences previously available. The six venomes differ dramatically. All are dominated by 2-6 toxin classes that account for 91-99% of the toxin transcripts...
June 8, 2017: Toxins
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28583083/the-skeletal-proteome-of-the-sea-star-patiria-miniata-and-evolution-of-biomineralization-in-echinoderms
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Rachel L Flores, Brian T Livingston
BACKGROUND: Proteomic studies of skeletal proteins have revealed large, complex mixtures of proteins occluded within the mineral. Many skeletal proteomes contain rapidly evolving proteins with repetitive domains, further complicating our understanding. In echinoderms, proteomic analysis of the skeletal proteomes of mineralized tissues of the sea urchin Strongylocentrotus purpuratus prominently featured spicule matrix proteins with repetitive sequences linked to a C-type lectin domain...
June 5, 2017: BMC Evolutionary Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28578388/antibody-blockade-of-clec12a-delays-eae-onset-and-attenuates-disease-severity-by-impairing-myeloid-cell-cns-infiltration-and-restoring-positive-immunity
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Divya Sagar, Narendra P Singh, Rashida Ginwala, Xiaofang Huang, Ramila Philip, Mitzi Nagarkatti, Prakash Nagarkatti, Konstantin Neumann, Jürgen Ruland, Allison M Andrews, Servio H Ramirez, Zafar K Khan, Pooja Jain
The mechanism of dendritic cells (DCs) recruitment across the blood brain barrier (BBB) during neuroinflammation has been the least explored amongst all leukocytes. For cells of myeloid origin, while integrins function at the level of adhesion, the importance of lectins remains unknown. Here, we identified functions of one C-type lectin receptor, CLEC12A, in facilitating DC binding and transmigration across the BBB in response to CCL2 chemotaxis. To test function of CLEC12A in an animal model of multiple sclerosis (MS), we administered blocking antibody to CLEC12A that significantly ameliorated disease scores in MOG35-55-induced progressive, as well as PLP138-151-induced relapsing-remitting experimental autoimmune encephalomyelitis (EAE) mice...
June 2, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572000/c-type-lectin-interacting-with-%C3%AE-integrin-enhances-hemocytic-encapsulation-in-the-cotton-bollworm-helicoverpa-armigera
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Pan Wang, Xiao-Rong Zhuo, Lin Tang, Xu-Sheng Liu, Yu-Feng Wang, Guo-Xiu Wang, Xiao-Qiang Yu, Jia-Lin Wang
The encapsulation reaction in invertebrates is analogous to granuloma formation in vertebrates, and this reaction is severely compromised when ecdysone signaling is blocked. However, the molecular mechanism underlying the encapsulation reaction and its regulation by ecdysone remains obscure. In our previous study, we found that the C-type lectin HaCTL3, from the cotton bollworm Helicoverpa armigera, is involved in anti-bacterial immune response, acting as a pattern recognition receptor (PRR). In the current study, we demonstrate that HaCTL3 is involved in defense against parasites and directly binds to the surface of nematodes...
May 29, 2017: Insect Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549866/venom-of-the-peruvian-snake-bothriopsis-oligolepis-detection-of-antibacterial-activity-and-involvement-of-proteolytic-enzymes-and-c-type-lectins-in-growth-inhibition-of-staphylococcus-aureus
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M A Sulca, C Remuzgo, J Cárdenas, S Kiyota, E Cheng, M P Bemquerer, M T Machini
There is a rising interest in snake venoms proteins (SVPs) because these macromolecules are related to pharmacological properties that manifest themselves during poisoning and can lead to secondary microbial infections. Interestingly, researchers have somehow neglected the antimicrobial activity of SVPs. The aims of this study were: (i) to verify whether the venom of the Peruvian snake Bothriopsis oligolepis displays such activity; (ii) to isolate and identify some of its antimicrobial constituents. Liquid growth inhibition assays revealed that the crude venom inhibited the growth of Gram-positive and Gram-negative bacteria, but not of Candida species...
May 23, 2017: Toxicon: Official Journal of the International Society on Toxinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28549117/engineering-of-recombinant-wisteria-floribunda-agglutinin-specifically-binding-to-galnac%C3%AE-1-4glcnac-lacdinac
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Takashi Sato, Hiroaki Tateno, Hiroyuki Kaji, Yasunori Chiba, Tomomi Kubota, Jun Hirabayashi, Hisashi Narimatsu
Wisteria floribunda agglutinin (WFA) is a useful probe for distinguishing glycan structural alterations in diseases such as intrahepatic bile duct carcinoma and hepatic fibrosis; however, the gene encoding WFA has not been identified. Here, we identified the gene encoding WFA, and recombinant WFA was expressed in Escherichia coli and purified. The natural cDNA sequence obtained from wisteria seeds contained an open reading frame of 861 nucleotides encoding a WFA precursor, which included a hydrophobic signal peptide at the N-terminus, a propeptide at the C-terminus and a single cysteine (Cys) residue for dimer formation...
May 26, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28546025/molecular-and-functional-characterization-of-a-glycosylated-galactose-binding-lectin-from-mytilus-californianus
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Efrén García-Maldonado, Patricia Cano-Sánchez, Alejandra Hernández-Santoyo
Lectins play crucial roles for innate immune responses in invertebrates by recognizing and eliminating pathogens. In this study, a lectin from the mussel Mytilus californianus (MCL) was identified and characterized. The lectin was purified by affinity chromatography in α-lactose-agarose resin showing an experimental molecular mass of 18000 Da as determined by SDS-PAGE and MALDI-TOF mass spectrometry. It was specific for binding d-galactose and N-Acetyl-d-galactosamine that contained carbohydrate moieties that were also inhibited by melibiose and raffinose...
July 2017: Fish & Shellfish Immunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28542528/adaptation-of-candida-albicans-to-environmental-ph-induces-cell-wall-remodelling-and-enhances-innate-immune-recognition
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Sarah L Sherrington, Eleanor Sorsby, Nabeel Mahtey, Pizga Kumwenda, Megan D Lenardon, Ian Brown, Elizabeth R Ballou, Donna M MacCallum, Rebecca A Hall
Candida albicans is able to proliferate in environments that vary dramatically in ambient pH, a trait required for colonising niches such as the stomach, vaginal mucosal and the GI tract. Here we show that growth in acidic environments involves cell wall remodelling which results in enhanced chitin and β-glucan exposure at the cell wall periphery. Unmasking of the underlying immuno-stimulatory β-glucan in acidic environments enhanced innate immune recognition of C. albicans by macrophages and neutrophils, and induced a stronger proinflammatory cytokine response, driven through the C-type lectin-like receptor, Dectin-1...
May 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534482/an-engineered-high-affinity-fbs1-carbohydrate-binding-protein-for-selective-capture-of-n-glycans-and-n-glycopeptides
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Minyong Chen, Xiaofeng Shi, Rebecca M Duke, Cristian I Ruse, Nan Dai, Christopher H Taron, James C Samuelson
A method for selective and comprehensive enrichment of N-linked glycopeptides was developed to facilitate detection of micro-heterogeneity of N-glycosylation. The method takes advantage of the inherent properties of Fbs1, which functions within the ubiquitin-mediated degradation system to recognize the common core pentasaccharide motif (Man3GlcNAc2) of N-linked glycoproteins. We show that Fbs1 is able to bind diverse types of N-linked glycomolecules; however, wild-type Fbs1 preferentially binds high-mannose-containing glycans...
May 23, 2017: Nature Communications
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