Lectins homologous to those of monocotyledonous plants in the skin mucus and intestine of pufferfish, Fugu rubripes.

@article{Tsutsui2003LectinsHT,
  title={Lectins homologous to those of monocotyledonous plants in the skin mucus and intestine of pufferfish, Fugu rubripes.},
  author={Shigeyuki Tsutsui and Satoshi Tasumi and Hiroaki Suetake and Yuzuru Suzuki},
  journal={The Journal of biological chemistry},
  year={2003},
  volume={278 23},
  pages={20882-9}
}
We have characterized pufflectin, a novel mannose-specific lectin, from the skin mucus of the pufferfish, Fugu rubripes. Molecular mass estimations by gel filtration and matrix-assisted laser desorption ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry and the SDS-PAGE pattern suggest that pufflectin is a homodimer composed of non-covalently associated subunits of 13 kDa. The full-length pufflectin cDNA consists of 527 bp, with 116 amino acid residues deduced from the open reading frame. The amino… CONTINUE READING

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