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The tetrameric plant lectin BanLec neutralizes HIV through bidentate binding to specific viral glycans.

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Select lectins have powerful antiviral properties that effectively neutralize HIV-1 by targeting the dense glycan shield on the virus. Here, we reveal the mechanism by which one of the most potent lectins, BanLec, achieves its inhibition. We identify that BanLec recognises a subset of high-mannose glycans via bidentate interactions spanning the two binding sites present on each BanLec monomer that were previously considered separate carbohydrate recognition domains. We show that both sites ar...

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Published
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Peer reviewed

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10.1016/j.str.2017.03.015

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Physical & Theoretical Chem
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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MPLS
Department:
Chemistry
Sub department:
Physical & Theoretical Chem
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Crispin, M
Grant:
1UM1AI100663
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Benesch, J
Grant:
BB/L017733/1
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Robinson, C
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Professorship
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Publisher:
Elsevier Publisher's website
Journal:
Structure Journal website
Volume:
25
Issue:
5
Pages:
773-782.e5
Publication date:
2017-04-20
Acceptance date:
2017-03-23
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ISSN:
1878-4186 and 0969-2126
Source identifiers:
691199
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English
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pubs:691199
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uuid:d1c45d29-2a51-4672-a816-2042574deb37
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pubs:691199
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2017-05-11

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