The amino acid sequence of the agglutinin isolated from the red marine alga Bryothamnion triquetrum defines a novel lectin structure

@article{Calvete2000TheAA,
  title={The amino acid sequence of the agglutinin isolated from the red marine alga Bryothamnion triquetrum defines a novel lectin structure},
  author={Juan J Calvete and Francisco H. F. Costa and Silvana Saker-Sampaio and Marco Murciano and Celso Shiniti Nagano and Benildo Sousa Cavada and Thalles B Grangeiro and M{\'a}rcio V Ramos and Carlos Junior Bloch and Savenia Bonoto da Silveira and Beatriz Tupinamb{\'a} Freitas and Alexandre Holanda Sampaio},
  journal={Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences CMLS},
  year={2000},
  volume={57},
  pages={343-350}
}
The primary structure of a lectin isolated from the red alga Bryothamnion triquetrum was established by combination of Edman degradation of sets of overlapping peptides and mass spectrometry. It contains 91 amino acids and two disulphide bonds. The primary structure of the B. triquetrum lectin does not show amino acid sequence similarity with known plant and animal lectin structures. Hence, this protein may be the paradigm of a novel lectin family. 
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