Regulation of Cytokine Receptors by Golgi N-Glycan Processing and Endocytosis

@article{Partridge2004RegulationOC,
  title={Regulation of Cytokine Receptors by Golgi N-Glycan Processing and Endocytosis},
  author={Emily A. Partridge and Christine Le Roy and Gianni M. Di Guglielmo and Judy Pawling and Pam Cheung and Maria Granovsky and Ivan Robert Nabi and Jeffrey L. Wrana and James W. Dennis},
  journal={Science},
  year={2004},
  volume={306},
  pages={120 - 124}
}
The Golgi enzyme β1,6 N-acetylglucosaminyltransferase V (Mgat5) is up-regulated in carcinomas and promotes the substitution of N-glycan with poly N-acetyllactosamine, the preferred ligand for galectin-3 (Gal-3). Here, we report that expression of Mgat5 sensitized mouse cells to multiple cytokines. Gal-3 cross-linked Mgat5-modified N-glycans on epidermal growth factor and transforming growth factor–β receptors at the cell surface and delayed their removal by constitutive endocytosis. Mgat5… 

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