Title: Lectin activity of the nucleocytoplasmic EUL protein from Arabidopsis thaliana
Authors: Van Hove, Jonas ×
Fouquaert, Elke
Smith, David F
Proost, Paul
Van Damme, Els J M #
Issue Date: Oct-2011
Publisher: Academic Press
Series Title: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications vol:414 issue:1 pages:101-105
Abstract: The Euonymus lectin (EUL) domain was recognized as the structural motif for a novel class of putative carbohydrate binding proteins. Confocal microscopy demonstrated that the lectin from Euonymus europaeus (EEA) as well as the EUL protein from Arabidopsis thaliana (ArathEULS3) are located in the nucleocytoplasmic compartment of the plant cell. ArathEULS3 as well as its EUL domain were successfully expressed in Pichia pastoris and purified. The EUL domain from Arabidopsis interacts with glycan structures containing Lewis Y, Lewis X and lactosamine, indicating that it can be considered a true lectin domain. Despite the high sequence identity between the EUL domains in EEA and ArathEULS3, both domains recognize different carbohydrate structures.
ISSN: 0006-291X
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Laboratory of Molecular Immunology (Rega Institute)
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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