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Jens Christian Jensenius

Purification and characterization of bovine mannan-binding protein

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Bovine mannan-binding protein (bMBP) was observed in serum by its Ca(2+)-dependent binding to mannan and by an M(r) of 28 kDa under reducing conditions on sodium dodecyl sulphate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (SDS-PAGE). The lectin was isolated by precipitation with polyethyleneglycol (PEG), affinity chromatography on mannan-Sepharose eluted with EDTA, and absorption on Sepharose 4B rabbit anti-bovine Ig to remove anti-mannan antibodies. Fractions containing the lectin were reapplied to mannan-Sepharose and eluted first with N-acetyl-D-glucosamine (GlcNAc) to remove conglutinin, and then with mannose to elute the 28 kDa lectin. Further purification was achieved by ion-exchange chromatography on Mono-Q and by mannose-gradient elution from a mannan-Sepharose column. SDS-PAGE of the purified lectin showed three high molecular weight bands under non-reducing conditions. The reduced protein gave a single band of 28 kDa. On gel permeation chromatography under non-dissociating conditions, the protein emerged at a volume corresponding to M(r) approximately 750 kDa. Amino acid analysis showed the presence of hydroxyproline and hydroxylysine, and a high glycine content (17.7%), suggesting the presence of a collagen-like structure. This was supported by the susceptibility of the protein to collagenase digestion. The N-terminal 26 amino acids showed 62% identity with human MBP, when three gaps were allowed in the alignment.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-53
Number of pages7
Publication statusPublished - 1993

    Research areas

  • Amino Acid Sequence, Amino Acids, Animals, Carbohydrates, Carrier Proteins, Cattle, Chromatography, Collagenases, Collectins, Electrophoresis, Polyacrylamide Gel, Mannans, Molecular Sequence Data, Molecular Weight

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