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Lectins are widely existed in marine bioresources, and some purified marine lectins were found toxic to cancer cells. In this report, genes encoding Dicentrarchus labrax fucose-binding lectin (DlFBL) and Strongylocentrotus purpuratus rhamnose-binding lectin (SpRBL) were inserted into an adenovirus vector to form Ad.FLAG-DlFBL and Ad.FLAG-SpRBL, which(More)
The analysis of altered glycosylation patterns may provide biomarkers for various types of cancer. The present study developed a Pinellia pedatisecta agglutinin (PPA)-based lectin blot analysis technique, which was used to analyze the glycosylation patterns in various types of cancer cells. Results showed that a typical band located between 47 and 85 kDa(More)
Lectins exist widely in marine bioresources such as bacteria, algae, invertebrate animals and fishes. Some purified marine lectins have been found to elicit cytotoxicity to cancer cells. However, there are few reports describing the cytotoxic effect of marine lectins on cancer cells through virus-mediated gene delivery. We show here that a(More)
BACKGROUND Our previous studies have demonstrated that, through adenovirus mediated gene delivery, various exogenously expressed lectins elicited cytotoxicity to cancer cells, utilizing protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5) as a common binding target. METHODS In the present study, a FLAG tagged Anguilla japonica lectin 1 (AJL1) expression cassette(More)
Conditionally replicating adenoviruses (CRAd) have been under extensive investigations as anticancer agents. Previously, we found that ZD55, an adenovirus serotype 5-based CRAd, infected and killed the leukemia cells expressing coxsackie adenovirus receptor (CAR). However, majority of leukemic cells lack CAR expression on their cell surface, resulting in(More)
BACKGROUND Conditionally replicative adenovirus (CRAd) provides a promising strategy for solid tumor therapy. However, relatively few studies have been addressed on hematopoietic malignancies. We previously found that ZD55, a serotype 5 (Ad5)-based, E1B 55-kDa deleted CRAd, inhibited leukemic cell growth and induced apoptosis. In the present study, we(More)
Pinelliapedatisecta agglutinin (PPA) has previously been used in labeling fractions of myeloid leukemia cells in our laboratory. We report here that a bacterial expressed recombinant PPA domain b tagged with soluble coxsackie and adenovirus receptor (sCAR-PPAb) preferentially recognized drug resistant cancer cells K562/ADR and H460/5Fu, as compared to their(More)
Our previous studies have suggested that harboring a soluble coxsackie-adenovirus receptor-ligand (sCAR-ligand) fusion protein expression cassette in the viral genome may provide a universal method to redirect oncolytic adenoviruses to various membrane receptors on cancer cells resisting to serotype 5 adenovirus infection. We report here a novel oncolytic(More)
Cancer development and progression are usually associated with glycosylation change, providing prognostic and diagnostic biomarkers, as well as therapeutic targets, for various cancers. In this work, Dicentrarchus labrax fucose binding lectin (DlFBL) and Haliotis discus discus sialic acid binding lectin (HddSBL) were genetically fused with soluble(More)
Ulva pertusa lectin 1 (UPL1) is a N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (GlcNAc) binding lectin in marine green alga Ulva pertusa. Exogenous UPL1 colocalized with protein arginine methyltransferase 5 (PRMT5), methylosome protein 50 (MEP50), β-actin and β-tubulin, indicating the interaction of UPL1 with the methylosome and cytoskeleton. UPL1 delivery through adenovirus(More)
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