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The O-linked oligosaccharides (O-glycans) in mammalian glycoproteins are classified according to their core structures. Among the most common is the core 1 disaccharide structure consisting of Galbeta1-->3GalNAcalpha1-->Ser/Thr, which is also the precursor for many extended O-glycan structures. The key enzyme for biosynthesis of core 1 O-glycan from the(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)
The cytoplasmic domains of many membrane proteins have short sequences, usually including a tyrosine or a di-leucine, that function as sorting signals. P-selectin is an adhesion receptor for leukocytes that is expressed on activated platelets and endothelial cells. Its 35-residue cytoplasmic domain contains signals for sorting into regulated secretory(More)
The signal for rapid internalization of the mannose 6-phosphate/insulin-like growth factor II receptor has been localized to the sequence Tyr-Lys-Tyr-Ser-Lys-Val in positions 24-29 of its 163-residue cytoplasmic tail. Most of the activity of this signal is mediated by the carboxyl 4 amino acids, especially Tyr26 and Val29 (Canfield, W. M., Johnson, K. F.,(More)
The assessment of iron status for hemodialysis patients has been hindered by the inaccuracy of commonly used diagnostic tests. A novel assay, the reticulocyte hemoglobin content (CHr), has recently been found to sensitively detect functional iron deficiency among nonuremic patients treated with recombinant erythropoietin (rHuEPO). The purpose of this study(More)
The common core 1 O-glycan structure Galbeta1--> 3GalNAc-R is the precursor for many extended mucin-type O-glycan structures in animal cell surface and secreted glycoproteins. Core 1 is synthesized by the transfer of Gal from UDP-Gal to GalNAcalpha1-R by core 1 beta3-galactosyltransferase (core 1 beta3-Gal-T). Amino acid sequences from purified rat core 1(More)
Improving the delivery of therapeutics to disease-affected tissues can increase their efficacy and safety. Here, we show that chemical conjugation of a synthetic oligosaccharide harboring mannose 6-phosphate (M6P) residues onto recombinant human acid alpha-glucosidase (rhGAA) via oxime chemistry significantly improved its affinity for the cation-independent(More)
The signal for the rapid internalization of the cation-independent mannose 6-phosphate/insulin-like growth factor-II receptor has been previously localized to the inner half of the 163-amino acid cytoplasmic tail, including tyrosine 24 and tyrosine 26 (Lobel, P., Fujimoto, K., Ye, R. D., Griffiths, G., and Kornfeld, S. (1989) Cell 57, 787-796). To define(More)