Purification and characterization of a lectin from endophytic fungus Fusarium solani having complex sugar specificity.


A lectin from the mycelial extract of an endophytic strain of Fusarium solani was purified. Its hemagglutinating activity was inhibited by glycoproteins possessing N-linked as well as O-linked glycans. The thermodynamics and kinetics of binding of glycans and glycoproteins to F. solani lectin was studied using surface plasmon resonance. The lectin showed… (More)