BioMed Research International

Soluble Host-Defense Lectins


Publishing date
29 Jun 2012
Status
Published
Submission deadline
30 Dec 2011

1Department of Applied Biochemistry, Tokai University, Tokyo, Japan

2Scottish National Blood Transfusion Service, National Science Laboratory, Edinburgh, UK

3National Research Laboratory of Defense Proteins, College of Pharmacy, Pusan National University, Busan, Republic of Korea

4Department of Microbiology and Immunochemistry, Asahikawa Medical University, Asahikawa, Japan


Soluble Host-Defense Lectins

Description

Lectins are carbohydrate-binding proteins that have a variety of functions. In innate immunity, lectins act as pattern-recognition molecules by recognizing and binding carbohydrate moieties of pathogen-associated molecular patterns (PAMPs). Such host-defense lectins may be soluble or membrane bound. In this special issue, we focus on soluble host-defense lectins present in both vertebrates and invertebrates. These lectins include collectins, ficolins, galectins, pentraxins, and peptidoglycan-recognition protein. The binding of soluble host-defense lectins to pathogens triggers effector mechanisms such as phagocytosis, complement activation, and the activation of the Toll and prophenoloxidase (proPO) proteolytic cascade systems. We invite investigators to submit original research articles and review articles that will expand our understanding of soluble host-defense lectins with regard to their structure and function. Potential topics include, but are not limited to:

  • Structure and function of soluble host-defense lectins
  • Role of soluble host-defense lectins in apoptosis
  • Role of soluble host-defense lectins in diseases
  • Role of soluble host-defense lectins in linking innate and adaptive immunity

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Articles

  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 275970
  • - Editorial

Soluble Host-Defense Lectins

Misao Matsushita | David C. Kilpatrick | ... | Nobutaka Wakamiya
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 532071
  • - Review Article

Diverse Functions of Pulmonary Collectins in Host Defense of the Lung

Shigeru Ariki | Chiaki Nishitani | Yoshio Kuroki
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 732191
  • - Review Article

Soluble Host Defense Lectins in Innate Immunity to Influenza Virus

Wy Ching Ng | Michelle D. Tate | ... | Patrick C. Reading
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 493945
  • - Review Article

Biological Functions of the Novel Collectins CL-L1, CL-K1, and CL-P1

Katsuki Ohtani | Yasuhiko Suzuki | Nobutaka Wakamiya
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 476739
  • - Review Article

Pathological Scenario with the Mannose-Binding Lectin in Patients with IgA Nephropathy

Isao Ohsawa | Masaya Ishii | ... | Yasuhiko Tomino
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 206463
  • - Research Article

Interaction of Helicobacter pylori with C-Type Lectin Dendritic Cell-Specific ICAM Grabbing Nonintegrin

Eliza Miszczyk | Karolina Rudnicka | ... | Magdalena Chmiela
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 929803
  • - Research Article

Mannose-Binding Lectin Binds to Amyloid 𝜷 Protein and Modulates Inflammation

Mykol Larvie | Timothy Shoup | ... | Kazue Takahashi
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 363246
  • - Review Article

Factors of the Lectin Pathway of Complement Activation and Their Clinical Associations in Neonates

Maciej Cedzynski | Anna St. Swierzko | David C. Kilpatrick
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 105891
  • - Research Article

Mouse Ficolin B Has an Ability to Form Complexes with Mannose-Binding Lectin-Associated Serine Proteases and Activate Complement through the Lectin Pathway

Yuichi Endo | Daisuke Iwaki | ... | Teizo Fujita
  • Special Issue
  • - Volume 2012
  • - Article ID 138797
  • - Review Article

Human L-Ficolin (Ficolin-2) and Its Clinical Significance

David C. Kilpatrick | James D. Chalmers
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