We reevaluate here an earlier report of monosaccharide binding by the C-type lectin-like, leukocyte surface protein CD69 in the form of a recombinant soluble dimer, and we examine polysaccharide binding by the protein. We have expressed in Escherichia coli a new construct of the extracellular part (Q65-K199) of human CD69. We describe the folding in vitro to produce, in good yield, the protein in a soluble, disulphide-linked, dimeric form, and the results of binding experiments with monosaccharides: glucose, galactose, mannose, fucose, N-acetylglucosamine, and N-acetylgalactosamine, linked to bovine serum albumin. Monosaccharide-binding signals are not detectable. Among the polysaccharides, heparin, chondroitin sulphates A, B, and C, fucoidan, and dextran sulphate, CD69 dimer gives a weak binding signal with fucoidan.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 9 Dec 1999|