Renata Pinheiro Chaves

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A new lectin from Aplysia dactylomela eggs (ADEL) was isolated by affinity chromatography on HCl-activated Sepharose™ media. Hemagglutination caused by ADEL was inhibited by several galactosides, mainly galacturonic acid (Ka = 6.05 × 106 M−1). The primary structure of ADEL consists of 217 residues, including 11 half-cystines involved in five intrachain and(More)
The lectin DLasiL was isolated from seeds of the Dioclea lasiocarpa collected from the northeast coast of Brazil and characterized for the first time by mass spectrometry, DNA sequencing, inductively coupled plasma-mass spectrometry, electron paramagnetic resonance, and fluorescence spectroscopy. The structure of DLasiL lectin obtained by homology modelling(More)
A new lectin from the marine sponge Chondrilla caribensis (CCL) was isolated by affinity chromatography in Sepharose 6B media. CCL is a homotetrameric protein formed by subunits of 15,445 ±2Da. The lectin showed affinity for disaccharides containing galactose and mucin. Mass spectrometric analysis revealed about 50% of amino acid sequence of CCL, which(More)
A new lectin from the marine sponge Haliclona caerulea (H-3) was isolated using a combination of hydrophobic interaction chromatography and ion-exchange chromatography. H-3 is a protein with three distinct bands on SDS-PAGE: 9 kDa, 16 kDa and 18 kDa. Nevertheless, on gel filtration and N-PAGE, H-3 showed a symmetrical peak and a unique band, respectively.(More)
As described in the literature, Solieria filiformis lectin (SfL) from the marine red alga S. filiformis was found to have antinociceptive and anti-inflammatory effects. In this study, we characterized two SfL variants, SfL-1 and SfL-2, with molecular mass of 27,552Da and 27,985Da, respectively. The primary structures of SfL-1 and SfL-2 consist of four(More)
A new lectin was isolated from the marine sponge Aplysina lactuca (ALL) by combining ammonium sulfate precipitation and affinity chromatography on guar gum matrix. ALL showed affinity for the disaccharides α-lactose, β-lactose and lactulose (Ka=12.5, 31.9 and 145.5M-1, respectively), as well as the glycoprotein porcine stomach mucin. Its hemagglutinating(More)
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