Cloning and characterization of a β-N-acetylglucosaminidase (BmFDL) from silkworm Bombyx mori.

  title={Cloning and characterization of a β-N-acetylglucosaminidase (BmFDL) from silkworm Bombyx mori.},
  author={Tsuyoshi Nomura and Masahiro Ikeda and Seiji Ishiyama and Kazuhide Mita and Toshiki Tamura and Takahiro Okada and Kazuhito Fujiyama and Akihiro Usami},
  journal={Journal of bioscience and bioengineering},
  volume={110 4},
In insects, β-N-acetylglucosaminidase (GlcNAcase) participates in critical physiological processes such as fertilization, metamorphosis, and glycoconjugate degradation. Insects produce glycoproteins carrying paucimannosidic-type N-glycans, the terminal GlcNAc residue of which is cleaved by a GlcNAc-linkage specific GlcNAcase, also known as the fused lobes (FDL) protein. To obtain information on the structure of GlcNAcases and insight into their contribution to physiological processes, we cloned… CONTINUE READING


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