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Inhibitors of OGT (O-GlcNAc transferase) are valuable tools to study the cell biology of protein O-GlcNAcylation. We report OGT bisubstrate-linked inhibitors (goblins) in which the acceptor serine in the peptide VTPVSTA is covalently linked to UDP, eliminating the GlcNAc pyranoside ring. Goblin1 co-crystallizes with OGT, revealing an ordered C₃ linker and(More)
Post-translational modification of proteins is a ubiquitous mechanism of signal transduction in all kingdoms of life. One such modification is addition of O-linked N-acetylglucosamine to serine or threonine residues, known as O-GlcNAcylation. This unusual type of glycosylation is thought to be restricted to nucleocytoplasmic proteins of eukaryotes and is(More)
Background: Protein O-GlcNAcylation is essential for function and stability of many proteins in metazoa and is essential for development. Results: Thermobaculum terrenum encodes a functional O-GlcNAc hydrolase and a conserved O-GlcNAc-transferase. Conclusion: T. terrenum is the first known bacterium to possess the components for a functional O-GlcNAc(More)
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