FimH LEctPROFILE kit enables to screen and study new FimH ligands based on cellulose derivatives.

Cauwel, M.; Sivignon, A.; Bridot, C.; Nongbe, M. C.; Deniaud, D.; Roubinet, B.; Landemarre, L.; Felpin, F.-X.; Bouckaert, J.; Barnich N.; Gouin, S. G.; Chem. Commun., 2019, 55, 10158-10161 .

The development of a chemical method to covalently functionalize cellulose nanofibers and cellulose paper with mannoside ligands displaying a strong affinity for the FimH adhesin from pathogenic E. coli strains was studied. Mannose-grafted cellulose proved efficient to selectively bind FimH lectin and discriminate pathogenic E. coli strains from non-pathogenic ones. FimH LEctPROFILE plates was used in this study to evaluate the effect of the mannose-grafted cellulose compound over FimH lectin.