PMID: 12595543 , Related PDB ids: 1N3O, 1N3P, 1N3Q
Loris R, Imberty A, Beeckmans S, Van Driessche E, Read JS, Bouckaert J, De Greve H, Buts L, Wyns L
Crystal structure of Pterocarpus angolensis lectin in complex with glucose, sucrose, and turanose.
J Biol Chem. 2003 May 2;278(18):16297-303. Epub 2003 Feb 19.
The crystal structure of the Man/Glc-specific seed lectin from Pterocarpus angolensis was determined in complex with methyl-alpha-d-glucose, sucrose, and turanose. The carbohydrate binding site contains a classic Man/Glc type specificity loop. Its metal binding loop on the other hand is of the long type, different from what is observed in other Man/Glc-specific legume lectins. Glucose binding in the primary binding site is reminiscent of the glucose complexes of concanavalin A and lentil lectin. Sucrose is found to be bound in a conformation similar as seen in the binding site of lentil lectin. A direct hydrogen bond between Ser-137(OG) to Fru(O2) in Pterocarpus angolensis lectin replaces a water-mediated interaction in the equivalent complex of lentil lectin. In the turanose complex, the binding site of the first molecule in the asymmetric unit contains the alphaGlc1-3betaFruf form of furanose while the second molecule contains the alphaGlc1-3betaFrup form in its binding site.