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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)
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)
To investigate in detail the expression of glycosphingolipids (GSLs) on endothelial cells, 4.85 x 10(9) human umbilical vein endothelial cells (HUVECs) were cultivated in a 2 l bioreactor using microcarriers as a support for anchorage dependent growing cells. Neutral GSLs and gangliosides were isolated and their structures were determined by TLC… (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)
We describe a new congenital disorder of glycosylation, CDG-If. The patient has severe psychomotor retardation, seizures, failure to thrive, dry skin and scaling with erythroderma, and impaired vision. CDG-If is caused by a defect in the gene MPDU1, the human homologue of hamster Lec35, and is the first disorder to affect the use, rather than the… (More)
The primary structures of nine major saccharide alditols in the fraction of neutral carbohydrates derived from human seminal plasma mucin have been established on the basis of fast atom bombardment and electron impact mass spectrometry combined with methylation analysis, exoglycosidase digestion, and CrO3 oxidation, as follows. Formula: see text.
Neutral glycosphingolipids and gangliosides were isolated from 3.7 x 10(9) primary bovine aortic endothelial cells and structurally characterized by immunological and chemical methods. Glucosyl- and lactosylceramide were detected as the main neutral glycosphingolipids (28% and 40% of total orcinol stain, respectively); LcOse3Cer and nLcOse4Cer were… (More)
Four monoclonal antibodies, M-T21, M-T32, M-T41 and UM4D4, which belong to the new CDw 60 cluster of antibodies specific for a subpopulation of human T-lymphocytes, were found to bind mainly to acetylated forms of ganglioside GD3. After O-deacetylation of the antigen, binding was reduced ("M-T"-antibodies) or abolished (UM4D4).
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)