Francesca Lipari

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Mannose trimming is not only essential for N-glycan maturation in mammalian cells but also triggers degradation of misfolded glycoproteins. The crystal structure of the class I alpha1, 2-mannosidase that trims Man(9)GlcNAc(2) to Man(8)GlcNAc(2 )isomer B in the endoplasmic reticulum of Saccharomyces cerevisiae reveals a novel (alphaalpha)(7)-barrel in which(More)
The yeast-specific alpha 1,2-mannosidase, Mns1p, converts Man,GlcNAc2 to a single isomer of Man8GlcNAc2 during N-linked oligosaccharide processing in Saccharomyces cerevisiae. Mns1p is a 68 kDa type II integral membrane glycoprotein with a very short amino terminal cytoplasmic tail of only two amino acids and a large carboxy-terminal catalytic region that(More)
Class I alpha-1,2-mannosidases are a family of Ca2+-dependent enzymes that have been conserved through eukaryotic evolution. These enzymes contain a conserved putative EF hand Ca2+-binding motif and nine invariant acidic residues. The catalytic domain of the alpha-1, 2-mannosidase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae was expressed in Pichia pastoris and was shown(More)
The Saccharomyces cerevisiae alpha1,2-mannosidase, which removes one specific mannose residue from Man9GlcNAc2 to form Man8GlcNAc2, is a member of a family of alpha1,2-mannosidases with similar amino acid sequences. The yeast alpha1,2-mannosidase contains five cysteine residues, three of which are conserved. Recombinant yeast alpha1, 2-mannosidase, produced(More)
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The alpha 1,2-mannosidase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae catalyzes the conversion of Man9GlcNAc2 to Man8GlcNAc2 during the formation of N-linked oligosaccharides and is a member of the Class 1 alpha 1,2-mannosidases conserved from yeast to mammals. The enzyme is a type II membrane protein and a recombinant form of the alpha 1,2-mannosidase from S.(More)
A simple and versatile spectrophotometric assay for alpha-mannosidase activity, which can be used with unlabelled natural substrate or synthetic substrates, was developed. The reducing mannose released from the substrate by the enzyme is quantitated using glucose oxidase, peroxidase and o-dianisidine. Using recombinant alpha 1,2-mannosidase obtained from(More)
The Saccharomyces cerevisiae processing alpha 1,2-mannosidase, which trims Man9GlcNAc to Man8GlcNAc, has a lumenally oriented catalytic domain and an N-terminal transmembrane domain. To obtain sufficient protein to study the structure and mechanism of action of this enzyme, the sequence encoding the catalytic domain was inserted downstream of the(More)
The alpha 1,2-mannosidase from Saccharomyces cerevisiae, which removes one specific alpha 1,2-linked mannose residue from Man9GlcNAc2, is a member of the Class 1 alpha 1,2-mannosidase family conserved from yeast to mammals. Although Class 1 alpha 1,2-mannosidases are essential for the maturation of N-linked oligosaccharides in mammalian cells, nothing is(More)
It is well known that social norms and peer pressure have a big influence on individual decisions and behavior. How do they change and evolve? How can one affect or modify them? And how can an individual break out of the role imposed by them? In this paper we develop two dynamical theoretical models to study these and other related questions. We model a(More)