The Gal/GalNAc-specific lectin from the plant pathogenic basidiomycete Rhizoctonia solani is a member of the ricin-B family.

@article{Candy2001TheGL,
  title={The Gal/GalNAc-specific lectin from the plant pathogenic basidiomycete Rhizoctonia solani is a member of the ricin-B family.},
  author={Laure Candy and Willy J. Peumans and Laurence Menu-Bouaouiche and Corinne Houl{\`e}s Astoul and Jozef Van Damme and Els J. M. van Damme and Monique Erard and Pierre Roug{\'e}},
  journal={Biochemical and biophysical research communications},
  year={2001},
  volume={282 3},
  pages={655-61}
}
The lectin isolated from the phytopathogenic basidiomycete Rhizoctonia solani (RSA) is a homodimer of two noncovalently associated monomers of 15.5 kDa. RSA is a basic protein (pI > 9) which consists mainly of beta-sheets. A presumed relationship with ricin-B is supported by the sequence similarity between the N-terminus of RSA and the N-terminal subdomain of ricin-B. Hydrophobic cluster analysis confirms that the N-terminus of both proteins has a comparable folding. RSA exhibits specificity… CONTINUE READING

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