Next Article in Journal
Synthesis and Molecular Structure of the 5-Methoxycarbonylpentyl α-Glycoside of the Upstream, Terminal Moiety of the O-Specific Polysaccharide of Vibrio cholerae O1, Serotype Inaba
Next Article in Special Issue
Nkrp1 Family, from Lectins to Protein Interacting Molecules
Previous Article in Journal
Ring-Opening Polymerization of ε-Caprolactone Initiated by Ganciclovir (GCV) for the Preparation of GCV-Tagged Polymeric Micelles
Previous Article in Special Issue
Entamoeba histolytica: Adhesins and Lectins in the Trophozoite Surface
Article Menu

Export Article

Open AccessArticle
Molecules 2015, 20(2), 2868-2891; doi:10.3390/molecules20022868

Distribution and Evolution of the Lectin Family in Soybean (Glycine max)

Laboratory of Biochemistry and Glycobiology, Department of Molecular Biotechnology, Ghent University, Coupure links 653, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
*
Author to whom correspondence should be addressed.
Academic Editor: Tzi Bun NG
Received: 28 November 2014 / Accepted: 6 February 2015 / Published: 11 February 2015
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Lectins)
View Full-Text   |   Download PDF [1170 KB, uploaded 11 February 2015]   |  

Abstract

Lectins are a diverse group of proteins that bind specific carbohydrates and are found throughout all kingdoms. In plants, lectins are involved in a range of important processes such as plant defense and stress signaling. Although the genome sequence of Glycine max (soybean) has been published, little is known about the abundance and expansion patterns of lectin genes in soybean. Using BLAST and hidden Markov models, a total of 359 putative lectin genes have been identified. Furthermore, these sequences could be classified in nine of the twelve plant lectin families identified today. Analysis of the domain organization demonstrated that most of the identified lectin genes encode chimerolectins, consisting of one or multiple lectin domains combined with other known protein domains. Both tandem and segmental duplication events have contributed to the expansion of the lectin gene family. These data provide a detailed understanding of the domain architecture and molecular evolution of the lectin gene family in soybean. View Full-Text
Keywords: lectin; carbohydrate; soybean; evolution; domain architecture lectin; carbohydrate; soybean; evolution; domain architecture
Figures

Figure 1

This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited. (CC BY 4.0).

Supplementary material

Scifeed alert for new publications

Never miss any articles matching your research from any publisher
  • Get alerts for new papers matching your research
  • Find out the new papers from selected authors
  • Updated daily for 49'000+ journals and 6000+ publishers
  • Define your Scifeed now

SciFeed Share & Cite This Article

MDPI and ACS Style

Van Holle, S.; Van Damme, E.J.M. Distribution and Evolution of the Lectin Family in Soybean (Glycine max). Molecules 2015, 20, 2868-2891.

Show more citation formats Show less citations formats

Related Articles

Article Metrics

Article Access Statistics

1

Comments

[Return to top]

Molecules EISSN 1420-3049 Published by MDPI AG, Basel, Switzerland RSS E-Mail Table of Contents Alert
Back to Top