The effects of lectins on recombinant glutamate receptors. by Kay-Tsz Yue

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Thesis (M.Sc.) -- University of Toronto, 1995.

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SeriesCanadian theses = -- Thèses canadiennes
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The effects of the lectins concanavalin A, succinyl concanavalin A, wheat-germ agglutinin and soybean agglutinin were studied at recombinant ionotropic glutamate receptors expressed in Xenopus oocytes.

Homomeric and heteromeric receptors from each of the three major classes of ionotropic glutamate receptors (N-methyl-D-aspartate (NMDA), α-aminohydroxy-5 Cited by: We compared the effects of a broad range of lectins with different carbohydrate specificities on recombinant AMPA (GluR1) and kainate receptors (GluR6) expressed in Xenopus oocytes.

Interestingly, the extent of inhibition of desensitization appears to depend on the sugar preference of lectins at kainate (KA) receptors, but not at alpha-amino-3 Cited by:   The effects of Gal-1 on recombinant AMPA and kainate receptor were diverse, consistent with the actions of Cgn I, but in general the lectin modulated desensitization of receptors to a lesser degree than the eel lectin.

Glutamate-evoked currents from cells expressing AMPA receptors composed of GluA1, GluA1–Stg, GluA2(Q), GluA1–GluA2, GluA4 Cited by: Abstract.

The effects of the lectins concanavalin A, WGA, ricin, abrin, and the mistletoe lectins from Viscum album MLI, MLII, and MLIII on the binding of ligands of the NMDA and sigma receptors in rat hippocampus synaptic plasma membranes were investigated.

Binding of [3 H]MK, [3 H]glutamate, [3 H]5,7-DCKA, and [3 H]glycine to the membranes was decreased by % after addition of Cited by: 6.

We compared the effects of a broad range of lectins with different carbohydrate specificities on recombinant AMPA (GluR1) and kainate receptors (GluR6) expressed in Xenopus oocytes. Interestingly, the extent of inhibition of desensitization appears to depend on the sugar preference of lectins at kainate (KA) The effects of lectins on recombinant glutamate receptors.

book, but not at α-amino We have identified galectin‐1, a galactose‐binding lectin, as a potential neuroprotective factor secreted by astrocytes. Our results show that both native and recombinant galectin‐1 protects mouse and rat cerebellar neurons from the toxic effects of glutamate. Although lectins are found packed into many highly nutritious foods, they’ve come under fire lately as a hidden source of health issues and inflammation, placing them among the list of antinutrients in foods.

In fact, some nutrition experts claim that these seemingly harmless proteins could have some seriously detrimental effects, throwing your immune system out of whack and upping your. A key feature in this book are two comprehensive overview chapters on lectin structures and a list of the all the lectins—these chapters discuss the latest findings in the field.

The remainder of the book covers topics such as lectins from mammals, non-mammalian. Research shows that by cooking, sprouting, or fermenting foods that are high in lectins, you can easily reduce their lectin content to negligible amounts (4, 5.

N-glycosylation is not a prerequisite for glutamate receptor function but is essential for lectin modulation. Everts I., Villmann C., Hollmann The effects of lectins on recombinant glutamate receptors. book. All ionotropic glutamate receptor (iGluR) subunits analyzed so far are heavily N-glycosylated at multiple sites on their amino-terminal extracellular domains.

The lectin proteins, which we refer to as the Cinachyrella galectins (CchGs), were identified as the active principles in an aqueous sponge extract that modulated the function of mammalian ionotropic glutamate receptors.

Glutamate receptors are synaptic and non synaptic receptors located primarily on the membranes of neuronal and glial cells. Glutamate (the conjugate base of glutamic acid) is abundant in the human body, but particularly in the nervous system and especially prominent in the human brain where it is the body's most prominent neurotransmitter, the brain's main excitatory neurotransmitter, and also.

We report the first functional reconstitution of neuromuscular (NMJ) glutamate receptors from the fruit fly Drosophila. The identification of these receptors enabled tremendous insight into the mechanisms of synapse assembly and development. However, analysis of animals with mutant receptors is complicated by compound phenotypes; studies on isolated receptors are necessary to.

All ionotropic glutamate receptor (iGluR) subunits analyzed so far are heavily N -glycosylated at multiple sites on their amino-terminal extracellular domains.

Although the exact functional significance of this glycosylation remains to be determined, it has been suggested that N -glycosylation may be a precondition for the formation of functional ion channels. A recent addition to the growing list of mammalian lectins is dectin-1, a β-glucan receptor, identified by Gordon Brown and Siamon Gordon () at Oxford by screening a cDNA library of a macrophage cell line with zymosan.

It is a small type II transmembrane receptor containing one CRD, which recognizes β1,3 and/or β1,6-glucans and intact. Lectins are carbohydrate-binding proteins that are highly specific for sugar groups of other molecules and so cause agglutination of particular cells or precipitation of glycoconjugates and polysaccharides.

Lectins have a role in recognition on the cellular and molecular level and play numerous roles in biological recognition phenomena involving cells, carbohydrates, and proteins.

Glutamate. Like aspartame, glutamate is an excitatory neurotransmitter. Excess glutamate in the synapse between neurons leads to neuronal death by excitotoxicity.

For thousands of years Japanese cooks have added a special ingredient in their recipes to magnify the desired taste of foods. This ingredient was made from a seaweed called kombu. Intravesical therapy with recombinant mistletoe lectin (rML) has an inhibitory effect on experimental urothelial carcinogenesis in a rat model.

This antitumorous effect of rML may not be due to loca. Flavonoids, both naturally occurring and synthetic, are known to have multiple effects on the activation of ionotropic receptors for γ-aminobutyric acid (GABA), the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in our brains. They can act as positive or negative allosteric modulators, enhancing or reducing the effect of GABA.

They can elicit a direct activation of the receptors. The aim of this study was to examine the direct reaction of specific lectin/agglutinin antibodies to different tissue antigens to confirm the theory that reactivity between them may contribute to autoimmunities.

Lectins are carbohydrate-binding proteins found in nearly all fruits and vegetables. Undigested lectins can penetrate the gut barriers, provoking an immune response that results in the. The lectin domain of one of these, At5g, recognized the RGD motif both in peptides and proteins. These results imply that lectin receptor kinases are involved in protein-protein interactions with RGD-containing proteins as potential ligands, and play a structural and signaling role at the plant cell surfaces.

lectin activity Lectin content may be reduced by 59% by sprouting (e.g. soybeans)51 and may be reduced by up to 95% by fermenting as is the case with tempeh, a fermented soybean food History suggests that traditionally prepared grains were first fermented or sprouted, in effect reducing their lectin.

CONCANAVALIN A (con A), a tetrameric lectin which binds to specific carbohydrate residues1, has been used in the purification of a glutamate-binding glycoprotein isolated from rat brain.

Role of Lectins in Inflammation About Lectins. Lectins are proteins found in all animals and are specific to bind carbohydrate structures. Lectins may be defined as molecules of non-immune origin that bind to specific carbohydrate receptors with high affinity (in the same range as the affinities of antibodies, and sometimes higher) (1).

The major absences I felt in the book were discussions of addictive or psychopharmicological effects of the excitotoxins, the safety of glutamine, the possibility, causes, and symptoms of a glutamate deficiency, the mechanism of the taste-enhancing effect, and an explanation of why humans absorb glutamine so much better than other animals.

The vast majority of the excitatory neurotransmission in the central nervous system (CNS) is mediated by vesicular release of glutamate, which activates both pre and postsynaptic G-protein–coupled metabotropic glutamate receptors and ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs). iGluRs are ligand-gated cation channels that are divided into three major structurally distinct functional classes: the.

Barton ME, White HS, Wilcox KS () The effect of CGX and CI, novel NMDA receptor antagonists, on NMDA receptor-mediated EPSCs. Epilepsy Res – Google Scholar. AMPA and kainate receptors are glutamate-gated ion channels whose function is known to be altered by a variety of plant oligosaccharide-binding proteins, or lectins, but the physiological.

Lots of nutrition books now talking about lectins. 'Eat Right' was the first, over twenty years ago. Nice to see they're catching up, but most conveniently don't mention that lectin specificity is often to a particular blood type antigen, or the fact that my work in lectins preceded theirs by over two decades.

Future work on NMDA receptors will be challenged to reconcile disparate effects obtained with recombinant versus native receptors.

but not on the lectins. A lectin was isolated from the. Glutamate receptor agonists and antagonists are structurally similar to glutamate (Fig. 4), which allows them to bind onto glutamate receptors. These compounds are highly specific and, even in intact tissue, can be used in very low concentrations because they are poor substrates for glutamate uptake systems (Tachibana and Kaneko,Schwartz.

but since then, GABA receptors have emerged as a major target of ethanol’s actions and continue to be an area of intense research interest (Kumar et al. Another receptor now recognized as central to alcohol’s actions is the N ­methyl­ D ­aspartic acid (NMDA) subtype of glutamate receptors.

This receptor forms a channel through the. Ischaemia–reperfusion injury of the lung is a major cause of morbidity and mortality, particularly following lung transplantation, the mainstay treatment for patients with end-stage pulmonary disease.

Effective measures to prevent this complication are lacking. Thrombomodulin (TM) is an endothelial cell receptor and cofactor for thrombin-mediated generation of the anticoagulant and anti.

using lectin mutant P. aeruginosa strains, we studied whether purified soluble lectins of P. aeruginosa could induce the cyto-toxic effect of P. aeruginosa in vitro or pathogenic effects in * Corresponding author.

Mailing address: EAFaculte´deme´-decine, 1 Place de Verdun, F Lille cedex, France. Phone: (33) Fax: (   Structural features of the glutamate binding site in recombinant NR1/NR2A N-methyl-D-aspartate receptors determined by site-directed mutagenesis and molecular modeling. Mol Pharmacol.

May;67(5) Humphries P1, Pretorius E, Naud H. Direct and indirect cellular effects of aspartame on the brain. Eur J Clin Nutr. Apr;62(4)   C-type lectins are important immune molecules that participate in host defense response. The present work reports a novel C-type lectin (PcLec3) from the.

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Legumes lectins can also interfere with digestion and absorption and cause intestinal lesions. The Harms of Lectins. While some lectins are beneficial, other lectins like ricin will kill instantly with just one molecule.

So lectins fall along a spectrum of beneficial to deadly, with many being toxic and inflammatory to various degrees. ionotropic glutamate receptors (iGluRs) mediate the majority of excitatory neurotransmission throughout the mammalian brain.

Based on pharmacology, there are three main classes of glutamate-activated channels: α-aminohydroxymethylisoxazolepropionic acid receptors (AMPARs), kainate receptors (KARs), and N-methyl-d-aspartate receptors (NRs) (Traynelis et al.

The ionotropic glutamate receptor GluR6 exhibits strongly and rapidly desensitizing current responses. Treatment of heterologically expressed GluR6 with the lectin concanavalin A (ConA) in Xenopus oocytes as well as in human embryonic kidney cells results in a considerable increase of the steady-state current, presumably by inhibiting receptor desensitization.

Lectins from Griffonia simplicifolia. Isolectin GS-IB 4 is a ,dalton glycoprotein that is part of a family of five tetrameric type I isolectins (IA 4, IA 3 B, IA 2 B 2, IAB 3 and IB 4) isolated from the seeds of the tropical African legume Griffonia simplicifolia (formerly Bandeiraea simplicifolia).The A and B subunits are very similar, differing in amino acid sequence only at the N.

Lectins are proteins found mainly in legumes and grains. The lectin-free diet is gaining popularity due to recent media attention and several related diet books hitting the market.

Lucia Pažitná, Marek Nemčovič, Zuzana Pakanová, Peter Baráth, Teimur Aliev, Dmitry Dolgikh, Victoria Argentova, Jaroslav Katrlík, Influence of media composition on recombinant monoclonal IgA1 glycosylation analysed by lectin-based protein microarray and MALDI-MS, Journal of Biotechnology, /c, ().

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