Lactosaminoglycans synthesized by mouse male germ cells are fucosylated by an epididymal fucosyltransferase.

@article{Cossu1984LactosaminoglycansSB,
  title={Lactosaminoglycans synthesized by mouse male germ cells are fucosylated by an epididymal fucosyltransferase.},
  author={Giulio Cossu and Carla Boitani},
  journal={Developmental biology},
  year={1984},
  volume={102 2},
  pages={402-8}
}
We have studied the synthesis of protein-bound carbohydrates in differentiating male germ cells in the mouse. Spermatocytes and spermatids synthesize asparagine-linked and high-molecular-weight glycopeptides as the major classes of protein bound carbohydrates. Asparagine-linked glycopeptides were found to be mainly composed of the complex bi-antennary type as shown by affinity chromatography on concanavalin-A Sepharose; high-molecular-weight glycopeptides were represented by nonfucosylated… CONTINUE READING