Ohsuk Kwon

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Human alpha-1-antitrypsin (α1AT) is a glycoprotein with protease inhibitor activity protecting tissues from degradation. Patients with inherited α1AT deficiency are treated with native α1AT (nAT) purified from human plasma. In the present study, recombinant α1AT (rAT) was produced in Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells and their glycosylation patterns,(More)
As a step forward to achieve the generation of human complex-type N-glycans in the methylotrophic yeast Hansenula polymorpha, we here report the modification of the yeast glycosylation pathway by heterologous expression of the human gene encoding β-1,2-N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase I (GnTI). For the optimal expression of human GnTI in the yeast Golgi(More)
Signal transduction in biological systems typically involves receptor proteins that possess an extracytosolic sensory domain connected to a cytosolic catalytic domain. Relatively little is known about the mechanism by which the signal is transmitted from the sensory site to the catalytic site. At least in the case of Tar (methyl-accepting chemotaxis protein(More)
In this study, we identified and characterized mitochondrial alcohol dehydrogenase 3 from the thermotolerant methylotrophic yeast Hansenula polymorpha (HpADH3). The amino acid sequence of HpADH3 shares over 70% of its identity with the alcohol dehydrogenases of other yeasts and exhibits the highest similarity of 91% with the alcohol dehydrogenase 1 of H.(More)
The α(1,6)-fucose attached to the core N-glycan (core fucose) of glycoproteins has been known to play essential roles in various pathophysiological events, including oncogenesis and metastasis. Aspergillus oryzae lectin (AOL) encoded by the fleA gene has been reported to bind to N-glycans containing core fucose. The fleA gene encoding AOL was cloned into an(More)
In yeast and filamentous fungi, sulfide can be condensed either with O-acetylhomoserine to generate homocysteine, the precursor of methionine, or with O-acetylserine to directly generate cysteine. The resulting homocysteine and cysteine can be interconverted through transsulfuration pathway. Here, we systematically analyzed the sulfur metabolic pathway of(More)