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Here we describe a glycan microarray constructed by using standard robotic microarray printing technology to couple amine functionalized glycans to an amino-reactive glass slide. The array comprises 200 synthetic and natural glycan sequences representing major glycan structures of glycoproteins and glycolipids. The array has remarkable utility for profiling(More)
Leukocytes use the cell-surface mucin P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1) to tether to and roll on P-selectin on activated endothelial cells and platelets. By using surface plasmon resonance, we measured the affinity and kinetics of binding of soluble monomeric human P-selectin to immobilized PSGL-1 from human neutrophils. Binding was specific, as(More)
Selectins are adhesion molecules that initiate tethering and rolling of leukocytes on the vessel wall. Rolling requires rapid formation and breakage of selectin-ligand bonds that must have mechanical strength to resist premature dissociation by the forces applied in shear flow. P- and L-selectin bind to the N-terminal region of P-selectin glycoprotein(More)
Selectins mediate rolling of leukocytes by rapid formation and dissociation of selectin-ligand bonds, which are assumed to require high mechanical strength to prevent premature dissociation by the forces applied in shear flow. This assumption is based largely on the observation that increasing wall shear stress increases only modestly the dissociation of(More)
Neutrophils roll on P-selectin expressed by activated platelets or endothelial cells under the shear stresses in the microcirculation. P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1) is a high affinity ligand for P-selectin on myeloid cells. However, it has not been demonstrated that PSGL-1 contributes to the rolling of neutrophils on P-selectin. We developed two(More)
P-selectin (CD62, GMP-140, PADGEM), a Ca(2+)-dependent lectin on activated platelets and endothelium, functions as a receptor for myeloid cells by interacting with sialylated, fucosylated lactosaminoglycans. P-selectin binds to a limited number of protease-sensitive sites on myeloid cells, but the protein(s) that carry the glycans recognized by P-selectin(More)
We recently reported that the purified leukoagglutinin (designated MAL) from the seeds of the leguminous plant Maackia amurensis is a potent leukoagglutinin for the mouse lymphoma cell line BW5147 (Wang, W.-C., and Cummings, R. D. (1987) Anal. Biochem. 161,80). We and others have shown that this lectin is a weak hemagglutinin of human erythrocytes(More)
Altered intestinal O-glycan expression has been observed in patients with ulcerative colitis and colorectal cancer, but the role of this alteration in the etiology of these diseases is unknown. O-glycans in mucin core proteins are the predominant components of the intestinal mucus, which comprises part of the intestinal mucosal barrier. Core 3-derived(More)
P-selectin glycoprotein ligand-1 (PSGL-1) is a dimeric membrane mucin on leukocytes that binds selectins. The molecular features of PSGL-1 that determine this high affinity binding are unclear. Here we demonstrate the in vitro synthesis of a novel glycosulfopeptide (GSP-6) modeled after the extreme N terminus of PSGL-1, which has been predicted to be(More)