Endo-α-Mannosidase-Catalyzed Transglycosylation.


In order for facilitating the synthesis of oligosaccharides, transglycosylation reactions mediated by glycoside hydrolases have been studied in various contexts. In this study, we examined the transglycosylating activity of a Golgi endo-α-mannosidase. We prepared various glycosyl donors and acceptors, and recombinant human Golgi endo-α-mannosidase and its various mutants were expressed. The enzyme was able to mediate transglycosylation from α-glycosyl-fluorides. Systematic screening of various point mutants revealed that the E407D mutant had excellent transglycosylation activity and extremely low hydrolytic activity. Substrate specificity analysis revealed that minimum motif required for glycosyl acceptor is Manα1- 2Man. The synthetic utility of the enzyme was demonstrated by generation of a high-mannose-type undecasaccharide (Glc1 Man9 GlcNAc2 ).

DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201700111

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@article{Iwamoto2017EndoMannosidaseCatalyzedT, title={Endo-α-Mannosidase-Catalyzed Transglycosylation.}, author={Shogo Iwamoto and Yuta Kasahara and Yayoi Yoshimura and Akira Seko and Yoichi Takeda and Yukishige Ito and Kiichiro Totani and Ichiro Matsuo}, journal={Chembiochem : a European journal of chemical biology}, year={2017}, volume={18 14}, pages={1376-1378} }