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Flocculation protein structure and cell-cell adhesion mechanism in Saccharomyces cerevisiae.
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PMID:  20640875     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Cell-cell adhesion occurs in a broad spectrum of biological processes, of which yeast flocculation is an area of interest for evolutionary scientists to brewers and winemakers. The flocculation mechanism is based on a lectin-carbohydrate interaction but is not yet fully understood, although the first model dates back to the 1950s. This review will update the current understanding of the complex mechanism behind yeast flocculation. Moreover, modern technologies to measure the forces involved in single carbohydrate-lectin interactions, are discussed. The Flo1 protein has been extensively described as the protein responsible for strong flocculation. Recently, more research has been directed to the detailed analysis of this flocculin. Due to the advances in the field of bioinformatics, more information about Flo1p could be obtained via structurally or functionally related proteins. Here, we review the current knowledge of the Flo1 protein, with a strong emphasis towards its structure.
Katty Goossens; Ronnie Willaert
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Review     Date:  2010-07-18
Journal Detail:
Title:  Biotechnology letters     Volume:  32     ISSN:  1573-6776     ISO Abbreviation:  Biotechnol. Lett.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-11     Completed Date:  2011-01-18     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8008051     Medline TA:  Biotechnol Lett     Country:  Netherlands    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1571-85     Citation Subset:  IM    
Laboratory of Structural Biology, Vrije Universiteit Brussel, Pleinlaan 2, 1050 Brussels, Belgium.
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MeSH Terms
Cell Adhesion*
Mannose-Binding Lectins / chemistry*,  metabolism*
Saccharomyces cerevisiae / physiology*
Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins / chemistry*,  metabolism*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/FLO1 protein, S cerevisiae; 0/Mannose-Binding Lectins; 0/Saccharomyces cerevisiae Proteins

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