Michaela Wimmerová

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Aleuria aurantia lectin is a fungal protein composed of two identical 312-amino acid subunits that specifically recognizes fucosylated glycans. The crystal structure of the lectin complexed with fucose reveals that each monomer consists of a six-bladed beta-propeller fold and of a small antiparallel two-stranded beta-sheet that plays a role in dimerization.(More)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa galactose- and fucose-binding lectins (PA-IL and PA-IIL) contribute to the virulence of this pathogenic bacterium, which is a major cause of morbidity and mortality in cystic fibrosis patients. The crystal structure of PA-IIL in complex with fucose reveals a tetrameric structure. Each monomer displays a nine-stranded, antiparallel(More)
Fold recognition was applied to the systematic analysis of the all sequences encoded by the genome of Mycoplasma tuberculosis H37Rv in order to identify new putative glycosyltransferases. The search was conducted against a library composed of all known crystal structures of glycosyltransferases and some related proteins. A clear relationship appeared(More)
The structural diversity of bacterial and fungal lectins has been highlighted during the past few years. Some of the new structures reproduce folds previously observed in plants or mammals, but many constitute new folds that have never been observed before, either at all or not with a lectin function, testifying to the increasing diversity. The novelty of(More)
Plant pathogens, like animal ones, use protein-carbohydrate interactions in their strategy for host recognition, attachment, and invasion. The bacterium Ralstonia solanacearum, which is distributed worldwide and causes lethal wilt in many agricultural crops, was shown to produce a potent L-fucose-binding lectin, R. solanacearum lectin, a small protein of 90(More)
Chronic colonization of the lungs by opportunist bacteria such as Pseudomonas aeruginosa and members of the Bcc (Burkholderia cepacia complex) is the major cause of morbidity and mortality among CF (cystic fibrosis) patients. PA-IIL (lecB gene), a soluble lectin from Ps. aeruginosa, has been the subject of much interest because of its very strong affinity(More)
The opportunistic pathogen Burkholderia cenocepacia expresses several soluble lectins, among them BC2L-C. This lectin exhibits two domains: a C-terminal domain with high sequence similarity to the recently described calcium-dependent mannose-binding lectin BC2L-A, and an N-terminal domain of 156 amino acids without similarity to any known protein. The(More)
FerB is a flavoenzyme capable of reducing quinones, ferric complexes and chromate. Its expression in Escherichia coli as a hexahistidine fusion resulted in a functional product only when the tag was placed on the C-terminus. The molecular mass values estimated by gel permeation chromatography were compatible with the existence of either dimer or trimer,(More)
The opportunistic human pathogen Psuedomonas aeruginosa produces two lectins in close association with virulence factors: PA-IL adn PA-IIL, which bind to galactose- and fucose/mannose-containing glycoconjugates, respectively. We review here the structural aspects of these lectins relative to their putative roles in host recognition, cell surface adhesion(More)
The pH indicator dye-based colorimetric method and multivariate experimental design were used for the systematic biochemical characterization of the broad-specificity enzymes haloalkane dehalogenases. Halogenated compounds for characterization of the enzymes were selected using Principal Component Analysis. The substrates were characterised by 24(More)