Lars R Mantey

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Hereditary inclusion body myopathy (HIBM), a neuromuscular disorder, is caused by mutations in UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase/N-acetylmannosamine kinase (GNE), the key enzyme of sialic acid biosynthesis. To date, more than 40 different mutations in the GNE gene have been reported to cause the disease. Ten of them, representing mutations in both(More)
Hereditary inclusion body myopathy (HIBM) is a neuromuscular disorder, caused by mutations in UDP-N-acetylglucosamine 2-epimerase/N-acetylmannosamine kinase, the key enzyme of sialic acid biosynthesis. In Middle Eastern patients a single homozygous mutation occurs, converting methionine-712 to threonine. Recombinant expression of the mutated enzyme revealed(More)
The biological half-life time of many glycoproteins is regulated via terminal sialic acids. In this study we determined the half-lives of two different cell adhesion molecules, CEACAM1 and the alpha1-integrin subunit, in PC12-cells before and after biochemical engineering the side chain of sialic acids by the use of N-propanoylmannosamine. Both are(More)
Sialic acids are critical components of many glycoconjugates involved in biologically important ligand-receptor interactions. Quantitative and structural variations of sialic acid residues can profoundly affect specific cell-cell, pathogen-cell, or drug-cell interactions, but manipulation of sialic acids in mammalian cells has been technically limited. We(More)
Sialic acids comprise a family of terminal sugars essential for a variety of biological recognition systems. N-Propanoylmannosamine, an unphysiological sialic acid precursor, is taken up and metabolized by mammalian cells resulting in oligosaccharide-bound N-propanoylneuraminic acid. N-Propanoylmannosamine, applied to endogenously hyposialylated subclones(More)
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