A Caenorhabditis elegans glycolipid-binding galectin functions in host defense against bacterial infection.

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Galectins are a family of beta-galactoside-binding proteins that are widely found among animal species and that regulate diverse biological phenomena. To study the biological function of glycolipid-binding galectins, we purified recombinant Caenorhabditis elegans galectins (LEC-1-11) and studied their binding to C. elegans glycolipids. We found that LEC-8… (More)
DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M109.038257

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@article{Ideo2009ACE, title={A Caenorhabditis elegans glycolipid-binding galectin functions in host defense against bacterial infection.}, author={Hiroko Ideo and Keiko Fukushima and Keiko Gengyo-Ando and Shohei Mitani and Katsufumi Dejima and Kazuya Nomura and Katsuko Yamashita}, journal={The Journal of biological chemistry}, year={2009}, volume={284 39}, pages={26493-501} }