Characterization of the elongating alpha-D-mannosyl phosphate transferase from three species of Leishmania using synthetic acceptor substrate analogues.


Leishmania express lipophosphoglycans and proteophosphoglycans that contain Galbeta1-4Manalpha1-P phosphosaccharide repeat structures assembled by the sequential addition of Manalpha1-P and betaGal. The synthetic acceptor substrate Galbeta1-4Manalpha1-P-decenyl and a series of analogues were used to probe Leishmania alpha-D-mannosyl phosphate transferase… (More)