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Screening of a Library of Oligosaccharides Targeting Lectin LecB of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and Synthesis of High Affinity Oligoglycoclusters

Ecole Centrale de Lyon, UMR 5270 CNRS, Institut des Nanotechnologies de Lyon, Université de Lyon, 36 Avenue Guy de Collongue, 69134 Ecully CEDEX, France
IBMM, Université Montpellier, CNRS, ENSCM, 34095 Montpellier, France
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Unité de Glycobiologie Structurale et Fonctionnelle (UGSF) - UMR 8576 CNRS - Université de Lille 1, Cité Scientifique, Avenue Mendeleiev, Bat C9, 59655 Villeneuve d’Ascq CEDEX, France
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Molecules 2018, 23(12), 3073;
Received: 29 October 2018 / Revised: 15 November 2018 / Accepted: 21 November 2018 / Published: 24 November 2018
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Synthesis and Biological Applications of Glycoconjugates Ⅱ)
The Gram negative bacterium Pseudomonas aeruginosa (PA) is an opportunistic bacterium that causes severe and chronic infection of immune-depressed patients. It has the ability to form a biofilm that gives a selective advantage to the bacteria with respect to antibiotherapy and host defenses. Herein, we have focused on the tetrameric soluble lectin which is involved in bacterium adherence to host cells, biofilm formation, and cytotoxicity. It binds to l-fucose, d-mannose and glycan exposing terminal fucose or mannose. Using a competitive assay on microarray, 156 oligosaccharides and polysaccharides issued from fermentation or from the biomass were screened toward their affinity to LecB. Next, the five best ligands (Lewisa, Lewisb, Lewisx, siayl-Lewisx and 3-fucosyllactose) were derivatized with a propargyl aglycon allowing the synthesis of 25 trivalent, 25 tetravalent and 5 monovalent constructions thanks to copper catalyzed azide alkyne cycloaddition. The 55 clusters were immobilized by DNA Directed immobilization leading to the fabrication of a glycocluster microarray. Their binding to LecB was studied. Multivalency improved the binding to LecB. The binding structure relationship of the clusters is mainly influenced by the carbohydrate residues. Molecular simulations indicated that the simultaneous contact of both binding sites of monomer A and D seems to be energetically possible. View Full-Text
Keywords: oligosaccharide; glycocluster; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; anti-bacterial; glycoconjugate oligosaccharide; glycocluster; Pseudomonas aeruginosa; anti-bacterial; glycoconjugate
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Dupin, L.; Noël, M.; Bonnet, S.; Meyer, A.; Géhin, T.; Bastide, L.; Randriantsoa, M.; Souteyrand, E.; Cottin, C.; Vergoten, G.; Vasseur, J.-J.; Morvan, F.; Chevolot, Y.; Darblade, B. Screening of a Library of Oligosaccharides Targeting Lectin LecB of Pseudomonas Aeruginosa and Synthesis of High Affinity Oligoglycoclusters. Molecules 2018, 23, 3073.

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