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The second step of eukaryotic N-linked glycosylation in endoplasmic reticulum is catalyzed by an UDP-N-acetylglucosamine transferase that is comprised of two subunits, Alg13 and Alg14. The interaction between Alg13 and 14 is crucial for UDP-GlcNAc transferase activity, so formation of the Alg13/14 complex is likely to play a key role in the regulation of(More)
Protein N-glycosylation begins with the assembly of a lipid-linked oligosaccharide (LLO) on the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) membrane. The first two steps of LLO biosynthesis are catalyzed by a functional multienzyme complex comprised of the Alg7 GlcNAc phosphotransferase and the heterodimeric Alg13/Alg14 UDP-GlcNAc transferase on the cytosolic face of the(More)
UNLABELLED The altered N-glycosylation of glycoproteins has been suggested to play an important role in the behavior of malignant cells. Using glycomics technology, we attempted to determine the specific and detailed N-glycan profile for hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) and investigate the prognostic capabilities. From 1999 to 2011, 369 patients underwent(More)
Cattle manure composts were consecutively manufactured. Compost that reached maturity first was used as a bulking and inoculating agent for subsequent compost production. The microbial community was measured through phospholipid fatty acid analysis. Changes in the content of fatty acid methyl esters derived from phospholipids were similar in all the(More)
We designed and synthesized novel trivalent anti-influenza reagents. Sialyllactose was located at the terminal of each valence which aimed to block each receptor-binding site of the hemagglutinin (HA) trimer on the surface of the virus. Structural analyses were carried out with a model which was constructed with a computer simulation. A previously reported(More)
Glycobiology has been brought to public attention as a frontier in the post-genomic era. Structural information about glycans has been accumulating in the Protein Data Bank (PDB) for years. It has been recognized, however, that there are many questionable glycan models in the PDB. A tool for verifying the primary structures of glycan 3D structures is(More)
The ganglioside GM1-binding peptide, p3, with a sequence of VWRLLAPPFSNRLLP, displayed a clear structural alteration depending on the presence or absence of GM1 micelles. The three-dimensional structures of the p3 peptide in the free and GM1 bound states were analyzed using two-dimensional NMR spectroscopic experiments with distance-restrained simulated(More)
Even though the formidably laborious and time-consuming nature of oligosaccharide analysis limits certain attempts to analyze the glycosylation profile, the significant elucidation of carbohydrate modifications is largely dependent on it. Aiming to substantially improve the sample preparation procedure, a novel protocol allowing glycan-specific detection in(More)