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Protein Pept Lett. 2007;14(7):683-91.

Scanning the genome of Mycobacterium tuberculosis to identify potential lectins.

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Bioinformatics Centre & Supercomputer Education and Research Centre, Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore: 560 012, India.


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.

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