Birgit Hardt

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Recently, we reported a novel congenital disorder of glycosylation (CDG-IIb) caused by severe deficiency of the glucosidase I. The enzyme cleaves the alpha1,2-glucose residue from the asparagine-linked Glc(3)-Man(9)-GlcNAc(2) precursor, which is crucial for oligosaccharide maturation. The patient suffering from this disease was compound-heterozygous for two(More)
Glucosidase I is an endoplasmic reticulum (ER) type II membrane enzyme that cleaves the distal alpha1,2-glucose of the asparagine-linked GlcNAc2-Man9-Glc3 precursor. To identify sequence motifs responsible for ER localization, we prepared a protein chimera by transferring the cytosolic and transmembrane domain of glucosidase I to the luminal domain of(More)
The polyketide chains of the two ansamycin antibiotics, ansatrienin (mycotrienin) and naphthomycin produced by Streptomyces collinus are assembled using 3-amino-5-hydroxybenzoic acid (AHBA) as a starter unit. The gene encoding AHBA synthase, an enzyme which catalyzes the final step of AHBA biosynthesis in the recently discovered aminoshikimate pathway, has(More)
Pig liver oligosaccharyltransferase (OST), which is involved in the en bloc transfer of the Dol-PP-linked GlcNAc(2)-Man(9)-Glc(3) precursor on to asparagine residues in the Asn-Xaa-Thr/Ser sequence, is highly stereospecific for the conformation of the 3-carbon atom in the hydroxy amino acid. Moreover, substitution of the hydroxy group by either SH as in(More)
Oligosaccharyltransferase (OST) is an oligomeric protein complex which catalyses the transfer en bloc of Glc3-Man9-GlcNAc2 from Dol-PP to specific asparagine residues in the nascent polypeptide chain. In order to study the function of the pig enzyme subunits, we have cloned OST48, ribophorin I and ribophorin II and characterized these proteins after in(More)
Pig liver oligosaccharyltransferase (OST) is a heterooligomeric protein complex responsible for the co-translational transfer of GlcNAc2-Man9-Glc3 from Dol-PP onto specific asparagine residues in the nascent polypeptide. OST48, one of the catalytic subunits in this complex, exerts a typical type I membrane topology, containing a large luminal domain, a(More)
The OST48 subunit of the oligosaccharyltransferase complex is a type I membrane protein containing three lysines in its cytosolic domain. The two lysines in positions 3 and 5 from the C-terminus are able to direct protein localisation within the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) by COPI-mediated retrieval. Substitution of these lysines by arginine resulted in(More)
The cDNA for human endo-alpha1,2-mannosidase was reconstructed using two independent EST-clones and its properties characterized. The 2837 bp cDNA construct contained a 1389 bp open reading frame (ORF) encoding for 462 amino acids and an approximately 53.6 kDa protein, respectively. Hydrophobicity analysis of this amino acid sequence, as well as proteolytic(More)
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