Evidence for an incomplete dolichyl-phosphate pathway of lipoglycan formation in Volvox carteri f. nagariensis.

Crude membrane fractions from Volvox carteri in the presence of detergent and metal complexing agent catalyze the transfer of glucose from dolichyl phosphate glucose to branched dolichyl diphosphate chitobiosyl pentamannoside Dol-PP-(GlcNAc)2-(Man)5, a known intermediate of the lipid-mediated pathway of N-glycosylation of proteins, resulting in the… (More)