Characterization of O-glycosidically linked oligosaccharides of rat erythrocyte membrane sialoglycoproteins.

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  • The carbohydrate units of the rat erythrocyte membrane sialoglycoprotein rSGP-4 [Edge, A. S. B., & Weber, P. (1981) Arch. Biochem. Biophys. 209, 697-705] have been characterized. All of the carbohydrate of this Mr 19,000 glycoprotein occurs in O-glycosidic linkage to the peptide; following alkaline borohydride treatment and chromatography on Bio-Gel P-2, sialic acid containing oligosaccharides terminating in N-acetylgalactosaminitol were obtained. Their structures were determined by compositional analysis, exoglycosidase digestions, alkaline sulfite degradation, and periodate oxidation. The oligosaccharides were characterized for molecular weight and linkage by direct chemical ionization and gas-liquid chromatography/mass spectrometry, respectively. The structures are proposed to be NeuAc alpha 2----3Gal beta 1----3GalNAc-ol, Gal beta 1----3(NeuAc alpha 2----6)GalNAc-ol, NeuAc alpha 2----3Gal beta 1----3(NeuAc alpha 2----6)GalNAc-ol, and NeuAc alpha 2----3Gal beta 1----3(NeuAc alpha 2----3Gal beta 1----4GlcNAc beta 1----6)GalNAc-ol. Two of the N-acetylglucosamine-containing hexasaccharides were present per molecule of rSGP-4 along with two trisaccharides and seven tetrasaccharides.
  • Authors

  • Edge, AS
  • Van Langenhove, A
  • Reinhold, Vernon
  • Weber, P
  • Status

    Publication Date

  • December 2, 1986
  • Published In

  • Biochemistry  Journal
  • Keywords

  • Animals
  • Carbohydrate Conformation
  • Carbohydrate Sequence
  • Erythrocyte Membrane
  • Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
  • Membrane Proteins
  • Oligosaccharides
  • Rats
  • Sialoglycoproteins
  • Digital Object Identifier (doi)

    Pubmed Id

  • 3801456
  • Start Page

  • 8017
  • End Page

  • 8024
  • Volume

  • 25
  • Issue

  • 24