Evidence for subsites in the galectins involved in sugar binding at the nonreducing end of the central galactose of oligosaccharide ligands: sequence analysis, homology modeling and mutagenesis studies of hamster galectin-3.

@article{Henrick1998EvidenceFS,
  title={Evidence for subsites in the galectins involved in sugar binding at the nonreducing end of the central galactose of oligosaccharide ligands: sequence analysis, homology modeling and mutagenesis studies of hamster galectin-3.},
  author={K Henrick and Sulemana Bawumia and Erminia A.M. Barboni and Bruno M{\'e}hul and Rodney Hughes},
  journal={Glycobiology},
  year={1998},
  volume={8 1},
  pages={45-57}
}
A model of the carbohydrate recognition domain CRD, residues 111-245, of hamster galectin-3 has been made using homology modeling and dynamics minimization methods. The model is based on the known x-ray structures of bovine galectin-1 and human galectin-2. The oligosaccharides NeuNAc-alpha2,3-Gal-beta1,4-Glc and GalNAc-alpha1, 3-[Fuc-alpha1,2]-Gal-beta1,4-Glc, known to be specific high-affinity ligands for galectin-3, as well as lactose recognized by all galectins were docked in the galectin-3… CONTINUE READING