A divalent, cation-independent d-galactose-binding lectin was purified from coronate moon turban Turbo (Lunella) coreensis. This lectin recognizes d-galactose and is a 38-kDa dimeric protein consisting disulphide-bonded 22-kDa polypeptides under non-reducing and reducing conditions of sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, respectively. Haemagglutination activity was inhibited by d-galactose, N-acetyl d-galactosamine, melibiose, lactose, porcine stomach mucin, asialofetuin and bovine submaxillary mucin. The lectin has tolerance for pH 5-11 and temperature until 50 °C for 1. h. The lectin strongly aggregated Gram-negative bacteria, such as Vibrio parahaemolyticus and Salmonella O7, but weakly Gram-positive strain as Staphylococcus aureus and Bacillus subtilis. The glycan-binding profile of this lectin was evaluated using frontal affinity chromatography technology and the lectin appeared to recognize oligosaccharides such as lacto-series glycosphingolipids contained in blood type A and H substances in addition to complex-type N-linked glycoproteins. Partial primary structures of 139 amino acid residues of this lectin were determined from N-terminus polypeptides and 8 peptides derived by cleavage with lysyl-endopeptidase. The primary structure was slightly similar to other known sequences of lectin; however, a repeating motif has been included.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Comparative Biochemistry and Physiology - B Biochemistry and Molecular Biology|
|Publication status||Published - 01-2011|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology