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A lectin specific for chito-oligosaccharides from the exudate of ridge gourd (Luffa acutangula) fruits has been purified to homogeneity by affinity chromatography. The lectin has a molecular weight of 48,000, an S(0)20,w of 4.06 S and a Stokes radius of 2.9 nm. Upon sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, a single band corresponding to Mr(More)
Coccinia indica agglutinin (CIA) is a chitooligosaccharide-specific lectin with two binding sites/homodimer of M(r) 32,000. Quenching studies implied tryptophan involvement in binding activity, which was confirmed by chemical modification experiments (A. R. Sanadi and A. Surolia, submitted for publication). Binding of 4-methylumbelliferyl(More)
Analyses of the ligand size dependence of the fluorescence spectra of CIA together with the thermodynamic parameters for the lectin reveal that its combining site spans @e. tetrasaccharide chitotetraose. Moreover the fourth sugar residue of chitoligosaccharide is proximal to a highly fluorescent tryptophan. The high1 s ecific binding of lectins to ce!l(More)
Glycophorin A is a major receptor on human erythrocytes for Plasmodium falciparum, the human malaria parasite. In this work, we have produced four glycophorin A-specific mAb: 2B10, 1E4, 3H12, and 3H2. 2B10 was mapped to the amino terminal region of glycophorin (amino acids 1-31), and its binding to erythrocytes was fully dependent on sialic acid residues.(More)
To study the regulation of mucin synthesis in canine tracheal epithelial cells, it is desirable to establish a cell line which synthesizes mucin continuously. We adopted the approach of immortalizing canine tracheal epithelial cells using a vector encoding the human papillomavirus (type 18) E6 and E7 genes. The E6 and E7 genes are essential and sufficient(More)
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