Nikola Kostlánová

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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)
The plant pathogen Ralstonia solanacearum produces two lectins, each with different affinity to fucose. We described previously the properties and sequence of the first lectin, RSL (subunit M(r) 9.9 kDa), which is related to fungal lectins (Sudakevitz, D., Imberty, A., and Gilboa-Garber, N., 2002, J Biochem 132: 353-358). The present communication reports(More)
The purple pigmented bacterium Chromobacterium violaceum is a dominant component of tropical soil microbiota that can cause rare but fatal septicaemia in humans. Its sequenced genome provides insight into the abundant potential of this organism for biotechnological and pharmaceutical applications and allowed an ORF encoding a protein that is 60% identical(More)
Aspergillus fumigatus is an important allergen and opportunistic pathogen. Similarly to many other pathogens, it is able to produce lectins that may be involved in the host-pathogen interaction. We focused on the lectin AFL, which was prepared in recombinant form and characterized. Its binding properties were studied using hemagglutination and glycan array(More)
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