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Structure of basic winged-bean lectin and a comparison with its saccharide-bound form

Manoj, N and Srinivas, VR and Suguna, K (1999) Structure of basic winged-bean lectin and a comparison with its saccharide-bound form. In: Acta Crystallographica Section D, 55 (part 4). 794-800 .

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The crystal structure of the saccharide-free form of the basic form of winged-bean agglutinin (WBAI) has been solved by the molecular-replacement method and refined at 2.3 Angstrom resolution The final R factor is 19.74b for all data in the resolution range 8.0-2.3 Angstrom. The asymmetric unit contains two half-dimers, each located on a crystallographic twofold axis. The structure of the saccharide-free form is compared with that of the complex of WBAI wi th methyl-alpha-D-galactoside. The complex is composed of two dimers in the asymmetric unit. The intersubunit interactions in the dimer are nearly identical in the two structures The binding site of the saccharide-free structure contains three ordered water molecules at positions similar to those of the hydroxyl groups of the carbohydrate which an hydrogen bonded to the protein. Superposition of the saccharide-binding sites of the two structures shows that the major changes involve expulsion of these ordered water molecules and a shift of about 0.6 Angstrom of the main-chain atoms of the variable loop.

Item Type: Journal Article
Publication: Acta Crystallographica Section D
Publisher: International Union of Crystallography
Additional Information: Copyright of this article belongs to International Union of Crystallography.
Keywords: lectins;saccharide binding;winged bean lectin.
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 30 Jun 2011 07:22
Last Modified: 30 Jun 2011 07:22
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ac.in/id/eprint/38803

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