Scanning the Genome of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to Identify Potential Lectins

Author(s): Desh Deepak Singh, Divya Chandran, Justin Jeyakani, Nagasuma Chandra.

Journal Name: Protein & Peptide Letters

Volume 14 , Issue 7 , 2007

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Abstract:

Lectins are carbohydrate binding proteins with important roles in many biological processes such as adhesion. Here we have identified 11 potential lectins from Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv genome, using a comprehensive bioinformatics analysis, which will provide helpful clues in molecular mapping of pathogenesis and perhaps also serve as potential drug targets.

Keywords: Bacterial lectins, haemagglutinin, sequence analysis, tuberculosis, adhesion

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VOLUME: 14
ISSUE: 7
Year: 2007
Page: [683 - 691]
Pages: 9
DOI: 10.2174/092986607781483813
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