ePrints@IIScePrints@IISc Home | About | Browse | Latest Additions | Advanced Search | Contact | Help

Fluorescence polarization as a tool to study lectin-sugar interaction. An investigation of the binding of 4-methylumbelliferyl beta-D-galactopyranoside to Abrus precatorious agglutinin

Khan, M Islam and Surolia, N and Mathew, MK and Balaram, Padmanabhan and Surolia, Avadhesha (1981) Fluorescence polarization as a tool to study lectin-sugar interaction. An investigation of the binding of 4-methylumbelliferyl beta-D-galactopyranoside to Abrus precatorious agglutinin. In: European Journal of Biochemistry, 115 (1). pp. 149-152.

[img] PDF
2.pdf - Published Version
Restricted to Registered users only

Download (430kB) | Request a copy
Official URL: http://www3.interscience.wiley.com/journal/1207591...

Abstract

Polarization of ligand fluorescence was used to study the binding of 4-methylumbelliferyl beta-D-galactopyranoside (MeUmb-Galp) to Abrus precatorious agglutinin. The binding of the fluorescent sugar to the lectin led to considerable polarization of the MeUmb-Galp fluorescence, which was also quenched by about 30% on binding to the lectin. The binding of the fluorescent sugar was carbohydrate-specific, as evidenced by inhibition of both fluorescence polarization and quenching when lectin was preincubated with lactose. The association constant as determined by fluorescence polarization is 1.42 x 10(4) M-1 at 25 degrees C and is in excellent agreement with those determined by fluorescence quenching (Ka = 1.51 x 10(4) M-1) and equilibrium dialysis (Ka = 1.62 x 10(4) M-1) at 25 degrees C. The numbers of binding sites as determined by fluorescence polarization, quenching and equilibrium dialysis agree very well with one another, n being equal to 2.0 +/- 0.05. The consistency between the association constant value determined by fluorescence polarization, quenching and equilibrium dialysis shows the validity of this approach to study lectin-sugar interaction.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to John Wiley and Sons.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Depositing User: K.S. Satyashree
Date Deposited: 19 Feb 2010 07:12
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 05:55
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/25661

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item