Suresh, Stephen and Rani, Geetha P and Pratap, Venkatesh J and Sankaranarayanan, R and Surolia, A and Vijayan, M (1997) Homology between jacalin and artocarpin from jackfruit (Artocarpus integrifolia) seeds. Partial sequence and preliminary crystallographic studies of artocarpin. In: Acta Crystallographica Section D-Biological Crystallography, 53 (Part 4). pp. 469-471.
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Jacalin and artocarpin, the two lectins from jackfruit (Artocarpus integrifolia) seeds, have different physicochemical properties and carbohydrate-binding specificities. However, comparison of the partial amino-acid sequence of artocarpin with the known sequence of jacalin indicates close to 50% sequence identity. Artocarpin crystallizes in two forms, both monoclinic P2(1), with one and two tetramic molecules, respectively, in the asymmetric units of form I (a = 69.9, b = 73.7, c = 60.6 Angstrom and beta = 95.1 degrees) and form II (a = 87.6, b = 72.2, c = 92.6 Angstrom and beta = 101.1 degrees). Both the crystal structures have been solved by the molecular replacement method using the known structure of jacalin as the search model and ope of them partially refined, confirming that the two lectins are indeed homologous.
|Item Type:||Journal Article|
|Additional Information:||Copyright of this article belongs to International Union of Crystallography.|
|Department/Centre:||Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit|
|Date Deposited:||12 Aug 2009 08:54|
|Last Modified:||19 Sep 2010 05:27|
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