Oxidation of Goat Hepatic Galectin-1 Induces Change in Secondary Structure
Galectin-1 requires a reducing environment for its lectin activity and the carbohydrate binding function is destroyed in oxidizing condition. In this report we provide direct evidence that the oxidation of goat hepatic galectin-1 perturbs its carbohydrate recognition domain and this could be due to changes in secondary structure of goat hepatic galectin-1. Conformational changes in goat hepatic galectin-1 due to oxidation were investigated by absorption, fluorescence and circular dichroism measurements.
Document Type: Review Article
Publication date: June 1, 2003
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