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Elderberry bark lectins evolved to recognize Neu5Ac alpha2,6Gal/GalNAc sequence from a Gal/GalNAc binding lectin through the substitution of amino-acid residues critical for the binding to sialic
Bark lectins from the elderberry plants belonging to the genus Sambucus specifically bind to Neu5Acalpha2,6Gal/GalNAc sequence and have long been used for the analysis of sialoglycoconjugates thatExpand
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Non-toxic type 2 ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs) from Sambucus: occurrence, cellular and molecular activities and potential uses.
Ribosome-inactivating proteins (RIPs) are a family of enzymes that trigger the catalytic inactivation of ribosomes. The most known member of the family is the highly poisonous two-chain ricinExpand
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Ebulin 1, a nontoxic novel type 2 ribosome-inactivating protein from Sambucus ebulus L. leaves.
A novel type 2 ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP) that we named ebulin 1 has been isolated from leaves of Sambucus ebulus L. (Caprifoliaceae). In vitro ebulin 1 strongly inhibited protein synthesisExpand
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Distribution and properties of major ribosome-inactivating proteins (28 S rRNA N-glycosidases) of the plant Saponaria officinalis L. (Caryophyllaceae).
We have studied the distribution of the protein synthesis inhibitory activity in the tissues of Saponaria officinalis L. (Caryophyllaceae). Seven major saporins, ribosome-inactivating proteins, wereExpand
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Isolation, cDNA cloning, biological properties, and carbohydrate binding specificity of sieboldin-b, a type II ribosome-inactivating protein from the bark of Japanese elderberry (Sambucus
A type II ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP) was isolated from the bark tissue of Japanese elderberry (Sambucus sieboldiana) and named sieboldin-b. Sieboldin-b is a heterodimeric protein consistingExpand
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Isolation and partial characterization of nigrin b, a non-toxic novel type 2 ribosome-inactivating protein from the bark of Sambucus nigra L.
The bark of Sambucus nigra L. contains a non-toxic novel type 2 ribosome-inactivating protein that we named nigrin b. In vitro, nigrin b strongly inhibited mammalian protein synthesis but did notExpand
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Cusativin, a new cytidine-specific ribonuclease accumulated in seeds of Cucumis sativus L.
Dry seeds of Cucumis sativus L. were found to contain a heat-sensitive endoribonuclease of a novel type which we have named cusativin. It was purified to apparent electrophoretic homogeneity byExpand
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cDNA molecular cloning and seasonal accumulation of an ebulin l-related dimeric lectin of dwarf elder (Sambucus ebulus L) leaves.
SELld is a dimeric D-galactose and mucin-binding lectin (apparent Mr 68000) which coexists with the non-toxic type 2 ribosome-inactivating protein (RIP) ebulin l in dwarf elder (Sambucus ebulus L.)Expand
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Specific dose-dependent damage of Lieberkühn crypts promoted by large doses of type 2 ribosome-inactivating protein nigrin b intravenous injection to mice.
Nigrin b is a non-toxic type 2 ribosome-inactivating protein as active as ricin at ribosomal level but 10(5) and 5 x 10(3) times less toxic for animal cell cultures and mice, respectively, thanExpand
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Molecular mechanism of inhibition of mammalian protein synthesis by some four‐chain agglutinins
The four chain agglutinins from Abrus precatorius, Viscum album and Ricinus communis promote depurination of the 28 S rRNA from rabbit reticulocyte ribosomes characteristic of the commonExpand
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