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Microbes Infect. 2004 Feb;6(2):221-8.

Structures of the lectins from Pseudomonas aeruginosa: insight into the molecular basis for host glycan recognition.

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  • 1CERMAV--CNRS, Grenoble, France. imberty@cermav.cnrs.fr

Abstract

The opportunistic human pathogen Psuedomonas aeruginosa produces two lectins in close association with virulence factors: PA-IL adn PA-IIL, which bind to galactose- and fucose/mannose-containing glycoconjugates, respectively. We review here the structural aspects of these lectins relative to their putative roles in host recognition, cell surface adhesion and biofilm formation.

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