InterPro : IPR021720

Name  Malectin Short Name  Malectin
Type  Domain Description  Malectin is a membrane-anchored protein of the endoplasmic reticulum that recognises and binds Glc2-N-glycan. It carries a signal peptide from residues 1-26, a C-terminal transmembrane helix from residues 255-274, and a highly conserved central part of approximately 190 residues followed by an acidic, glutamate-rich region. Carbohydrate-binding is mediated by the four aromatic residues, Y67, Y89, Y116, and F117 and the aspartate at D186. NMR-based ligand-screening studies has shown binding of the protein to maltose and related oligosaccharides, on the basis of which the protein has been designated "malectin", and its endogenous ligand is found to be Glc2-high-mannose N-glycan [. This entry represents a malectin domain, and can also be found in probable receptor-like serine/threonine-protein kinases from plants []and in proteins described as glycoside hydrolases.

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First Author Title Year Journal Volume Pages
Schallus T Malectin: a novel carbohydrate-binding protein of the endoplasmic reticulum and a candidate player in the early steps of protein N-glycosylation. 2008 Mol Biol Cell 19 3404-14
Gou X Genome-wide cloning and sequence analysis of leucine-rich repeat receptor-like protein kinase genes in Arabidopsis thaliana. 2010 BMC Genomics 11 19

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