A bifunctional diglycosyltransferase forms the Fucalpha1,2Galbeta1,3-disaccharide on Skp1 in the cytoplasm of dictyostelium.

Skp1 is a subunit of the Skp1 cullin-1 F-box protein (SCF) family of E3 ubiquitin ligases and of other regulatory complexes in the cytoplasm and nucleus. In Dictyostelium, Skp1 is modified by a pentasaccharide with the type I blood group H antigen (Fucalpha1,2Galbeta1,3GlcNAc-) at its core. Addition of the Fuc is catalyzed by FT85, a 768-amino acid protein… CONTINUE READING