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Intestinal metaplasia is a well-established premalignant condition of the stomach that is characterized by mucin carbohydrate modifications defined by histochemical methods. The purpose of the present study was to see whether the expression of mucin core proteins was modified in the different types of intestinal metaplasia and to evaluate the putative(More)
In order to investigate the expression of MUC5AC mucin in normal gastric mucosa and gastric carcinomas, we produced 3 monoclonal antibodies (MAbs) using a MUC5AC synthetic peptide. The immunohistochemical study was performed using one of these MAbs (CLH2) which reacted with the different designs of peptides based on the MUC5AC tandem repeat and with native(More)
To investigate the expression of MUC6 mucin in gastric carcinomas, we generated a novel monoclonal antibody (MAb CLH5) using an MUC6 synthetic peptide. MAb CLH5 reacted exclusively with the MUC6 peptide and with native and deglycosylated mucin extracts from gastric tissues. MAb CLH5 immunoreactivity was observed in normal gastric mucosa restricted to(More)
A combination of external accumulation (XA) with electron capture dissociation (ECD) improves the electron capture efficiency, shortens the analysis time, and allows for rapid integration of multiple scans in Fourier transform mass spectrometry. This improves the signal-to-noise ratio and increases the number of detected products, including structurally(More)
The membrane-bound MUC1 mucin is expressed in normal mucosas and the aberrant expression of its under-glycosylated forms has been reported in carcinomas from different sites. Several studies have provided conflicting evidence regarding the relationship between MUC1 expression and outcome in cancer patients. In this study, we investigated the(More)
The expression of trefoil peptides (TFF1 and TFF2) and mucins (MUC1, MUC2, MUC5AC, and MUC6) has previously been described in gastric polyps. In the present study, the expression profile of these trefoil peptides and mucins was characterized in 96 gastric carcinomas, in an attempt to further the understanding of the histogenesis and cell differentiation of(More)
The initiation step of mucin-type O-glycosylation is controlled by a large family of homologous UDP-GalNAc:polypeptide N-acetylgalactosaminyltransferases (GalNAc-transferases). Differences in kinetic properties, substrate specificities, and expression patterns of these isoenzymes provide for differential regulation of O-glycan attachment sites and density.(More)
Normal gastric mucosa expresses MUC1 and MUC5AC in foveolar epithelium and MUC6 in mucous neck cells of the body and deep glands of the antrum. Several studies have reported aberrant expression of an under-glycosylated form of MUC1, decreased expression of "gastric" mucins and aberrant expression of "non-gastric" mucins in gastric carcinoma. In this study,(More)
The Sialyl-Tn antigen (Neu5Acalpha2-6GalNAc-O-Ser/Thr) is highly expressed in several human carcinomas and is associated with carcinoma aggressiveness and poor prognosis. We characterized two human sialyltransferases, CMP-Neu5Ac:GalNAc-R alpha2,6-sialyltransferase (ST6GalNAc)-I and ST6GalNAc-II, that are candidate enzymes for Sialyl-Tn synthases. We(More)
Despite recent progress in understanding the cancer genome, there is still a relative delay in understanding the full aspects of the glycome and glycoproteome of cancer. Glycobiology has been instrumental in relevant discoveries in various biological and medical fields, and has contributed to the deciphering of several human diseases. Glycans are involved(More)