Title: The NeuAc(alpha-2,6)-Gal/GalNAc-binding lectin from elderberry (Sambucus nigra) bark, a type-2 ribosome-inactivating protein with an unusual specificity and structure
Authors: Van Damme, E J ×
Barre, A
Rougé, P
Van Leuven, Freddy
Peumans, W J #
Issue Date: Jul-1996
Series Title: European Journal of Biochemistry vol:235 issue:1-2 pages:128-37
Abstract: The cDNA encoding the NeuAc(alpha-2,6)Gal/GalNAc binding lectin from elderberry (Sambucus nigra) bark (SNAI) was isolated from a cDNA library constructed with mRNA from the bark. Sequence analysis of this lectin cDNA revealed a striking similarity to the previously sequenced type-2 ribosome-inactivating proteins from Ricinus communis and Abrus precatorius. Molecular modelling of SNAI further indicated that its structure closely resembles that of ricin. Since SNAI strongly inhibits cell-free protein synthesis in a rabbit reticulocyte lysate it presumably is a type-2 ribosome-inactivating protein. However, SNAI differs from all previously described type-2 ribosome-inactivating proteins by its specificity towards NeuAc(alpha-2,6)Gal/GalNAc and its unusual molecular structure.
ISSN: 0014-2956
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IT
Appears in Collections:Associated Laboratories - miscellaneous (-)
Department of Human Genetics - miscellaneous
× corresponding author
# (joint) last author

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