High-resolution structure of the conger eel galectin, congerin I, in lactose-liganded and ligand-free forms: emergence of a new structure class by accelerated evolution.Shirai, T., Mitsuyama, C., Niwa, Y., Matsui, Y., Hotta, H., Yamane, T., Kamiya, H., Ishii, C., Ogawa, T., Muramoto, K.
(1999) Structure 7: 1223-1233
- PubMed: 10545323
- DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/s0969-2126(00)80056-8
- Primary Citation of Related Structures:
- PubMed Abstract:
Congerin I is a member of the galectin (animal beta-galactoside-binding lectin) family and is found in the skin mucus of conger eel. The galectin family proteins perform a variety of biological activities. Because of its histological localization and activity against marine bacteria and starfish embryos, congerin I is thought to take part in the eels' biological defense system against parasites.
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