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Thrombospondin-1 (TSP-1) is a multidomain protein that has been implicated in cell adhesion, motility, and growth. Some of these functions have been localized to the three thrombospondin type 1 repeats (TSRs), modules of approximately 60 amino acids in length with conserved Cys and Trp residues. The Trp residues occur in WXXW patterns, which are the(More)
An analytical approach based on high-performance capillary electrophoresis (CE) in conjunction with electrospray ionization quadrupole time-of-flight tandem mass spectrometry (ESI-QTOF-MS/MS) has been developed for providing the basis to obtain new insights into the domain structure of the glycosaminoglycan (GAG) moiety of proteoglycans. The feasibility and(More)
The site-specific O-glycosylation of MUC1 tandem repeat peptides from secretory mucin of T47D breast cancer cells was analyzed. After affinity isolation on immobilized BC3 antibody, MUC1 was partially deglycosylated by enzymatic treatment with alpha-sialidase/beta-galactosidase and fragmented by proteolytic cleavage with the Arg-C-specific endopeptidase(More)
A superior approach involving nano-high-performance liquid chromatography (nano-HPLC) in on-line conjunction to electrospray ionization quadrupole time-of-flight mass spectrometry (ESI QTOF MS) and tandem MS for screening and structural characterization of complex mixtures of neutral glycosphingolipids (GSLs) is here described. Neutral GSLs purified from(More)
Lactotransferrin isolated from a pool of mature bovine milk has been shown to contain N-glycosidically-linked glycans possessing N-acetylneuraminic acid, galactose, mannose, fucose, N-acetylglucosamine, and N-acetylgalactosamine. The glycopeptides obtained by Pronase digestion were fractionated by concanavalin A-Sepharose affinity chromatography into three(More)
A protocol for negative ion nanoelectrospray ionization Fourier transform ion cyclotron resonance mass spectrometry (-)nanoESI-FTICR MS, investigation of complex biological mixtures consisting of sialylated or sulfated glycosphingolipids (GSL) expressing high heterogeneity in the ceramide portion is described. Different instrumental and solvent conditions(More)
The ancestral galectin from the sponge Geodia cydonium (GCG) is classified on a structural basis to the prototype subfamily, whereas its carbohydrate-binding specificity is related to that of the mammalian chimera-type galectin-3. This dual coordination reveals GCG as a potential precursor of the later evolved galectin subfamilies, which is reflected in the(More)
Mass spectrometry (MS) of glycoproteins is an emerging field in proteomics, poised to meet the technical demand for elucidation of the structural complexity and functions of the oligosaccharide components of molecules. Considering the divergence of the mass spectrometric methods employed for oligosaccharide analysis in recent publications, it is necessary(More)
Crustacean hyperglycemic hormone (CHH) was isolated from sinus glands of Carcinus maenas, and its primary structure was determined by manual microsequencing, using the DABITC-PITC double-coupling method. The neurohormone consists of 72 amino acid residues (8524 Da). Three disulfide bridges are present and both the N- and C-terminus are blocked. CHH does not(More)