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The structures of the complexes of tetrameric jacalin with Gal, Me-alpha-GalNAc, Me-alpha-T-antigen, GalNAcbeta1-3Gal-alpha-O-Me and Galalpha1-6Glc (mellibiose) show that the sugar-binding site of jacalin has three components: the primary site, secondary site A, and secondary site B. In these structures and in the two structures reported earlier, Gal or(More)
Artocarpin, a tetrameric lectin of molecular mass 65 kDa, is one of the two lectins extracted from the seeds of jackfruit. The structures of the complexes of artocarpin with mannotriose and mannopentose reported here, together with the structures of artocarpin and its complex with Me-alpha-mannose reported earlier, show that the lectin possesses a(More)
Peanut agglutinin is a clinically important lectin due to its application in the screening of mature and immature thymocytes as well as in the detection of cancerous malignancies. The basis for these applications is the remarkably strong affinity of the lectin for the tumor-associated Thomsen-Friedenreich antigen (T-antigen) and more so due to its ability(More)
The seeds of jack fruit (Artocarpus integrifolia) contain two tetrameric lectins, jacalin and artocarpin. Jacalin was the first lectin found to exhibit the beta-prism I fold, which is characteristic of the Moraceae plant lectin family. Jacalin contains two polypeptide chains produced by a post-translational proteolysis which has been shown to be crucial for(More)
The lectin from the seeds of snake gourd (Trichosanthes anguina) has been crystallized in two forms using the hanging-drop method. Both the forms are hexagonal, with the asymmetric unit containing one subunit consisting of two polypeptide chains linked through disulfide bridges. Intensity data from one of the forms were collected at room temperature as well(More)
Phospholipase A(2) catalyses hydrolysis of the ester bond at the C2 position of 3-sn-phosphoglycerides. Here we report the 1.9A resolution crystal structure of the triple mutant K56,120,121M of bovine pancreatic phospholipase A(2). The structure was solved by molecular replacement method using the orthorhombic form of the recombinant phospholipase A(2). The(More)
Thomsen-Friedenreich antigen (Galbeta1-3GalNAc), generally known as T-antigen, is expressed in more than 85% of human carcinomas. Therefore, proteins which specifically bind T-antigen have potential diagnostic value. Jacalin, a lectin from jack fruit (Artocarpus integrifolia) seeds, is a tetramer of molecular mass 66kDa. It is one of the very few proteins(More)
The sequence and structure of snake gourd seed lectin (SGSL), a nontoxic homologue of type II ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs), have been determined by mass spectrometry and X-ray crystallography, respectively. As in type II RIPs, the molecule consists of a lectin chain made up of two β-trefoil domains. The catalytic chain, which is connected through a(More)
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