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Influence of glycosidic linkage on the nature of carbohydrate binding in beta-prism I fold lectins: An X-ray and molecular dynamics investigation on banana lectin-carbohydrate complexes

Sharma, Alok and Vijayan, Mamannamana (2011) Influence of glycosidic linkage on the nature of carbohydrate binding in beta-prism I fold lectins: An X-ray and molecular dynamics investigation on banana lectin-carbohydrate complexes. In: Glycobiology, 21 (1). pp. 23-33.

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Abstract

The three crystal structures reported here provide details of the interactions of mannose and the mannosyl-alpha-1,3-mannose component of a pentamannose with banana lectin and evidence for the binding of glucosyl-alpha-1,2-glucose to the lectin. The known structures involving the lectin include a complex with glucosyl-beta-1,3-glucose. Modeling studies on the three disaccharide complexes with the reducing end and the nonreducing end at the primary binding site are also provided here. The results of the Xray and modeling studies show that the disaccharides with an alpha-1,3 linkage prefer to have the nonreducing end at the primary binding site, whereas the reducing end is preferred at the site when the linkage is beta-1,3 in mannose/glucose-specific beta-prism I fold lectins. In the corresponding galactose-specific lectins, however, alpha-1,3-linked disaccharides cannot bind the lectin with the nonreducing end at the primary binding site on account of steric clashes with an aromatic residue that occurs only when the lectin is galactose-specific. Molecular dynamics simulations based on the known structures involving banana lectin enrich the information on lectin-carbohydrate interactions obtained from crystal structures. They demonstrate that conformational selection as well as induced fit operate when carbohydrates bind to banana lectin.

Item Type: Journal Article
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to Oxford University Press.
Keywords: alpha and beta-linkages;conformational selection;induced fit; lectin-carbohydrate interactions;reducing and nonreducing ends
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Depositing User: Id for Latest eprints
Date Deposited: 20 May 2011 10:29
Last Modified: 20 May 2011 10:29
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/37390

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