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Secretory IgA (SIgA) is a multi-polypeptide complex consisting of a secretory component (SC) covalently attached to dimeric IgA containing one joining (J) chain. We present the analysis of both the N- and O-glycans on the individual peptides from this complex. Based on these data, we have constructed a molecular model of SIgA1 with all its glycans, in which(More)
Gelatinase B/matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), a key regulator and effector of immunity, contains a C-terminal hemopexin domain preceded by a unique linker sequence of approximately 64 amino acid residues. This linker sequence is demonstrated to be an extensively O-glycosylated (OG) domain with a compact three-dimensional structure. The OG and hemopexin(More)
Calreticulin is a ubiquitous and highly conserved Ca(2+)-binding protein that is involved in intracellular Ca(2+) homeostasis and molecular chaperoning in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER). Plant calreticulin, in contrast to its animal counterpart, is often glycosylated: its N-glycans have been shown so far to be of the high-mannose type, typical of(More)
We present a robust, fully automatable technology platform that includes computer software for the detailed analysis of low femtomoles of N-linked sugars released from glycoproteins. Features include (i) sample immobilization in 96-well plates, glycan release, and fluorescent labeling; (ii) quantitative HPLC analysis, including monosaccharide sequence,(More)
A sensitive, rapid, quantitative strategy has been developed for O-glycan analysis. A structural database has been constructed that currently contains analytical parameters for more than 50 glycans, enabling identification of O-glycans at the subpicomole level. The database contains the structure, molecular weight, and both normal and reversed-phase HPLC(More)
SUMMARY The development of robust high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) technologies continues to improve the detailed analysis and sequencing of glycan structures released from glycoproteins. Here, we present a database (GlycoBase) and analytical tool (autoGU) to assist the interpretation and assignment of HPLC-glycan profiles. GlycoBase is a(More)
Glycoprotein analysis is essential within the biopharmaceutical industry, as the structure of the different glycans present can affect the safety and efficacy of products. However analysis of cleaved glycans presents a major analytical challenge, due to their inherent complexity, lack of chromophore and the existence of various isoforms (both position and(More)
The analysis of O-glycans is essential for better understanding their functions in biological processes. Although many techniques for O-glycan release have been developed, the hydrazinolysis release method is the best for producing O-glycans with free reducing termini in high yield. This release technique allows the glycans to be labeled with a fluorophore(More)
The eggs of Schistosoma mansoni express a plethora of glycoconjugate antigens. A specific subset of these antigens can be detected in the serum or urine of infected individuals by a diagnostic sandwich ELISA using the anti-carbohydrate monoclonal antibody (mAb) 114-4D12-A [Nourel Din MS, Nibbeling R, Rotmans JP, Polderman AM, Krijger FW, Deelder AM.(More)
Male mice were injected with 211At and the total absorbed dose to the whole blood, kidneys, testes and thyroid was determined. Extrapolation to man shows a close agreement with the predictions of the International Commission on Radiological Protection (ICRP) for the absorbed dose to human blood, kidneys and testes, but the absorbed dose to the thyroid is(More)