Characterization and crystallization of a novel Sarcocystis muris lectin, SML-2.


A novel lectin (SML-2) consisting of 138 amino acids was isolated from cyst merozoites of Sarcocystis muris and sequenced by Edman degradation and mass spectrometry. All 12 cysteinyl residues are involved in disulfide bridges, four of which are attributed to a characteristic pattern of cysteines as found in the so-called PAN-module superfamily. Crystals of… (More)