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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103676/complete-tetrasaccharide-repeat-unit-biosynthesis-of-the-immunomodulatory-bacteroides-fragilis-capsular-polysaccharide-a
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Sunita Sharma, Katelyn M Erickson, Jerry M Troutman
Capsular polysaccharide A (CPSA) is a four-sugar repeating unit polymer found on the surface of the gut symbiont Bacteroides fragilis that has therapeutic potential in animal models of autoimmune disorders. This therapeutic potential has been credited to its zwitterionic character derived from a positively charged N-acetyl-4-aminogalactosamine (AADGal) and a negatively charged 4,6-O-pyruvylated galactose (PyrGal). In this report, using a fluorescent polyisoprenoid chemical probe, the complete enzymatic assembly of the CPSA tetrasaccharide repeat unit is achieved...
January 20, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100307/the-kl24-gene-cluster-and-a-genomic-island-encoding-a-wzy-polymerase-contribute-genes-needed-for-synthesis-of-the-k24-capsular-polysaccharide-by-the-multiply-antibiotic-resistant-acinetobacter-baumannii-isolate-rch51
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Johanna J Kenyon, Anastasiya A Kasimova, Mikhail Shneider, Alexander S Shashkov, Nikolay P Arbatsky, Anastasiya V Popova, Konstantin A Miroshnikov, Ruth M Hall, Yuriy A Knirel
The whole genome sequence of the multiply antibiotic resistant Acinetobacter baumannii isolate RCH51 belonging to sequence type ST103 (Institut Pasteur scheme) revealed that the set of genes at the capsule locus, KL24, includes four genes predicted to direct the synthesis of 3-acetamido-3,6-dideoxy-D-galactose (D-Fuc3NAc) and this sugar was found in the capsular polysaccharide (CPS). One of these genes, fdtE, encodes a novel bifunctional protein with an N-terminal FdtA 3,4-ketoisomerase domain and a C-terminal acetyltransferase domain...
January 17, 2017: Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100172/integrated-genomics-based-mapping-reveals-the-genetics-underlying-maize-flavonoid-biosynthesis
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Min Jin, Xuehai Zhang, Mingchao Zhao, Min Deng, Yuanhao Du, Yang Zhou, Shouchuang Wang, Takayuki Tohge, Alisdair R Fernie, Lothar Willmitzer, Yariv Brotman, Jianbing Yan, Weiwei Wen
BACKGROUND: Flavonoids constitute a diverse class of secondary metabolites which exhibit potent bioactivities for human health and have been indicated to play an important role in plant development and defense. However, accumulation and variation of flavonoid content in diverse maize lines and the genes responsible for their biosynthesis in this important crop remain largely unknown. In this study, we combine genetic mapping, metabolite profiling and gene regulatory network analysis to further enhance understanding of the maize flavonoid pathway...
January 18, 2017: BMC Plant Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096447/pbp1b-glycosyltransferase-and-transpeptidase-activities-play-different-essential-roles-during-the-de-novo-regeneration-of-rod-shaped-morphology-in-escherichia-coli
#4
Dev K Ranjit, Matthew A Jorgenson, Kevin D Young
: Peptidoglycan is a vital component of nearly all cell wall-bearing bacteria and is a valuable target for antibacterial therapy. However, despite decades of work, there remain important gaps in understanding how this macromolecule is synthesized and molded into a three-dimensional structure that imparts specific morphologies to individual cells. Here, we investigate the particularly enigmatic area of how peptidoglycan is synthesized and shaped during the first stages of creating cell shape de novo, that is, in the absence of a pre-existing template...
January 17, 2017: Journal of Bacteriology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28096310/characterization-of-the-dtdp-fuc3n-and-dtdp-qui3n-biosynthetic-pathways-in-campylobacter-jejuni-81116%C3%A2
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Zack Z Li, Alexander S Riegert, Marie-France Goneau, Anna M Cunningham, Evgeny Vinogradov, Jianjun Li, Ian C Schoenhofen, James B Thoden, Hazel M Holden, Michel Gilbert
The Gram-negative bacterium Campylobacter jejuni 81116 (Penner serotype HS:6) has a class E lipooligosaccharide (LOS) biosynthesis locus containing 19 genes, which encode for 11 putative glycosyltransferases, 1 lipid A acyltransferase and 7 enzymes thought to be involved in the biosynthesis of dideoxyhexosamine (ddHexN) moieties. Although the LOS outer core structure of C. jejuni 81116 is still unknown, recent mass spectrometry analyses suggest that it contains acetylated forms of two ddHexN residues. For this investigation, five of the genes encoding enzymes reportedly involved in the biosyntheses of these sugar residues were examined, rmlA, rmlB, wlaRA, wlaRB and wlaRG Specifically, these genes were cloned and expressed in Escherichia coli, and the corresponding enzymes were purified and tested for biochemical activity...
January 16, 2017: Glycobiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28081265/the-plasmin-sensitive-protein-pls-in-methicillin-resistant-staphylococcus-aureus-mrsa-is-a-glycoprotein
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Isabelle Bleiziffer, Julian Eikmeier, Gottfried Pohlentz, Kathryn McAulay, Guoqing Xia, Muzaffar Hussain, Andreas Peschel, Simon Foster, Georg Peters, Christine Heilmann
Most bacterial glycoproteins identified to date are virulence factors of pathogenic bacteria, i.e. adhesins and invasins. However, the impact of protein glycosylation on the major human pathogen Staphylococcus aureus remains incompletely understood. To study protein glycosylation in staphylococci, we analyzed lysostaphin lysates of methicillin-resistant Staphylococcus aureus (MRSA) strains by SDS-PAGE and subsequent periodic acid-Schiff's staining. We detected four (>300, ∼250, ∼165, and ∼120 kDa) and two (>300 and ∼175 kDa) glycosylated surface proteins with strain COL and strain 1061, respectively...
January 2017: PLoS Pathogens
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077594/the-n-linking-glycosylation-system-from-actinobacillus-pleuropneumoniae-is-required-for-adhesion-and-has-potential-use-in-glycoengineering
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Jon Cuccui, Vanessa S Terra, Janine T Bossé, Andreas Naegeli, Sherif Abouelhadid, Yanwen Li, Chia-Wei Lin, Prerna Vohra, Alexander W Tucker, Andrew N Rycroft, Duncan J Maskell, Markus Aebi, Paul R Langford, Brendan W Wren
Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae is a mucosal respiratory pathogen causing contagious porcine pleuropneumonia. Pathogenesis studies have demonstrated a major role for the capsule, exotoxins and outer membrane proteins. Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae can also glycosylate proteins, using a cytoplasmic N-linked glycosylating enzyme designated NGT, but its transcriptional arrangement and role in virulence remains unknown. We investigated the NGT locus and demonstrated that the putative transcriptional unit consists of rimO, ngt and a glycosyltransferase termed agt...
January 2017: Open Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28075556/biosynthesis-of-the-methylthioxylose-capping-motif-of-lipoarabinomannan-in-mycobacterium-tuberculosis
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Shiva Kumar Angala, Michael R McNeil, Libin Shi, Maju Joe, Ha Pham, Sophie Zuberogoitia, Jerome Nigou, Claudia M Boot, Todd L Lowary, Martine Gilleron, Mary Jackson
Lipoarabinomannan (LAM) is a lipoglycan found in abundant quantities in the cell envelope of all mycobacteria. The non-reducing arabinan termini of LAM display species-specific structural micro-heterogeneity that impacts the biological activity of the entire molecule. Mycobacterium tuberculosis, for instance, produces mannoside caps made of one to three α(1→2)-Manp-linked residues that may be further substituted with an α(1→4)-linked methylthio-D-xylose (MTX) residue. While the biological functions and catalytic steps leading to the formation of the mannoside caps of M...
January 11, 2017: ACS Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28074022/making-home-sweet-and-sturdy-toxoplasma-gondii-ppgalnac-ts-glycosylate-in-hierarchical-order-and-confer-cyst-wall-rigidity
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Tadakimi Tomita, Tatsuki Sugi, Rama Yakubu, Vincent Tu, Yanfen Ma, Louis M Weiss
: The protozoan intracellular parasite Toxoplasma gondii forms latent cysts in the central nervous system (CNS) and persists for the lifetime of the host. This cyst is cloaked with a glycosylated structure called the cyst wall. Previously, we demonstrated that a mucin-like glycoprotein, CST1, localizes to the cyst wall and confers structural rigidity on brain cysts in a mucin-like domain-dependent manner. The mucin-like domain of CST1 is composed of 20 units of threonine-rich tandem repeats that are O-GalNAc glycosylated...
January 10, 2017: MBio
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28070679/diversity-of-microbial-carbohydrate-active-enzymes-cazymes-associated-with-freshwater-and-soil-samples-from-caatinga-biome
#10
Ana Camila Andrade, Adriana Fróes, Fabyano Álvares Cardoso Lopes, Fabiano L Thompson, Ricardo Henrique Krüger, Elizabeth Dinsdale, Thiago Bruce
Semi-arid and arid areas occupy about 33% of terrestrial ecosystems. However, little information is available about microbial diversity in the semi-arid Caatinga, which represents a unique biome that extends to about 11% of the Brazilian territory and is home to extraordinary diversity and high endemism level of species. In this study, we characterized the diversity of microbial genes associated with biomass conversion (carbohydrate-active enzymes, or so-called CAZYmes) in soil and freshwater of the Caatinga...
January 9, 2017: Microbial Ecology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28068429/functional-requirements-for-heparan-sulfate-biosynthesis-in-morphogenesis-and-nervous-system-development-in-c-elegans
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Cassandra R Blanchette, Andrea Thackeray, Paola N Perrat, Siegfried Hekimi, Claire Y Bénard
The regulation of cell migration is essential to animal development and physiology. Heparan sulfate proteoglycans shape the interactions of morphogens and guidance cues with their respective receptors to elicit appropriate cellular responses. Heparan sulfate proteoglycans consist of a protein core with attached heparan sulfate glycosaminoglycan chains, which are synthesized by glycosyltransferases of the exostosin (EXT) family. Abnormal HS chain synthesis results in pleiotropic consequences, including abnormal development and tumor formation...
January 2017: PLoS Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28067448/oled-loki-as-a-catalyst-for-tertiary-amine-and-hydroxamate-glycosylation
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Ryan R Hughes, Khaled A Shaaban, Jianjun Zhang, Hongnan Cao, George N Phillips, Jon S Thorson
We describe the ability of an engineered glycosyltransferase (OleD Loki) to catalyze the N-glycosylation of tertiary-amine-containing drugs and trichostatin hydroxamate glycosyl ester formation. As such, this study highlights the first bacterial model catalyst for tertiary-amine N-glycosylation and further expands the substrate scope and synthetic potential of engineered OleDs. In addition, this work could open the door to the discovery of similar capabilities among other permissive bacterial glycosyltransferases...
January 9, 2017: Chembiochem: a European Journal of Chemical Biology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28065867/cloning-expression-purification-and-biophysical-analysis-of-two-putative-halogenases-from-the-glycopeptide-a47-934-gene-cluster-of-streptomyces-toyocaensis
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Tabata P Cardoso, Larissa A de Sá, Priscila Dos S Bury, Sair M Chavez-Pacheco, Marcio V B Dias
Glycopeptides are an important class of antibiotics used in the treatment of several infections, including those caused by methicillin resistant Staphylococcus aureus. Glycopeptides are biosynthesized by a Non Ribosomal Peptide Synthase (NRPS) and the resulting peptide precursors are decorated by several tailoring enzymes, such as halogenases and glycosyltransferases. These enzymes are important targets of protein engineering to produce new derivatives of known antibiotics. Herein we show the production of two putative halogenases, denominated StaI and StaK, involved in the biosynthesis of the glycopeptide A47,934 in Streptomyces toyocaensis NRRL 15,009...
January 5, 2017: Protein Expression and Purification
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28053228/diverse-evolutionary-patterns-of-pneumococcal-antigens-identified-by-pangenome-wide-immunological-screening
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Nicholas J Croucher, Joseph J Campo, Timothy Q Le, Xiaowu Liang, Stephen D Bentley, William P Hanage, Marc Lipsitch
Characterizing the immune response to pneumococcal proteins is critical in understanding this bacterium's epidemiology and vaccinology. Probing a custom-designed proteome microarray with sera from 35 healthy US adults revealed a continuous distribution of IgG affinities for 2,190 potential antigens from the species-wide pangenome. Reproducibly elevated IgG binding was elicited by 208 "antibody binding targets" (ABTs), which included 109 variants of the diverse pneumococcal surface proteins A and C (PspA and PspC) and zinc metalloprotease A and B (ZmpA and ZmpB) proteins...
January 17, 2017: Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28050853/metagenomic-insights-into-the-rumen-microbial-fibrolytic-enzymes-in-indian-crossbred-cattle-fed-finger-millet-straw
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V Lyju Jose, Thulasi Appoothy, Ravi P More, A Sha Arun
The rumen is a unique natural habitat, exhibiting an unparalleled genetic resource of fibrolytic enzymes of microbial origin that degrade plant polysaccharides. The objectives of this study were to identify the principal plant cell wall-degrading enzymes and the taxonomic profile of rumen microbial communities that are associated with it. The cattle rumen microflora and the carbohydrate-active enzymes were functionally classified through a whole metagenomic sequencing approach. Analysis of the assembled sequences by the Carbohydrate-active enzyme analysis Toolkit identified the candidate genes encoding fibrolytic enzymes belonging to different classes of glycoside hydrolases(11,010 contigs), glycosyltransferases (6366 contigs), carbohydrate esterases (4945 contigs), carbohydrate-binding modules (1975 contigs), polysaccharide lyases (480 contigs), and auxiliary activities (115 contigs)...
December 2017: AMB Express
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040433/bioinformatics-insight-into-glycosyltransferase-gene-expression-in-gastric-cancer-pofut1-is-a-potential-biomarker
#16
Shuang Dong, Zhe Wang, Binbin Huang, Junjie Zhang, Yanli Ge, Qilin Fan, Zhirong Wang
Aberrant glycosylation plays an important role in the progression of gastric cancer. Although many enzymes are involved in glycoconjugate synthesis, little information is known about glycosyltransferase (GT)'s alteration in gastric cancer. To give an insight into the differential expression of GTs as obtained from the TCGA database, bioinformatics analysis of 415 gastric cancer samples and 35 normal samples was performed. Using a 0.6-fold change threshold to compare GT expression in normal and cancer tissues, it was noted that 36 GTs were upregulated including POFUT1 and 30 GTs were downregulated in cancer tissues (P < 0...
December 28, 2016: Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040392/modifications-of-bordetella-bronchiseptica-core-lipopolysaccharide-influence-immune-response-without-affecting-protective-activity
#17
Federico Sisti, Julieta Fernández, Andrés Cordero, Adriana Casabuono, Alicia Couto, Daniela Hozbor
Bordetella bronchiseptica produces respiratory disease primarily in mammals including humans. Although a considerably amount of research has been generated regarding lipopolysaccharide (LPS) role during infection and stimulating innate and adaptive immune response, mechanisms involved in LPS synthesis are still unknown. In this context we searched in B. bronchiseptica genome for putative glycosyltransferases. We found possible genes codifying for enzymes involved in sugar substitution of the LPS structure. We decided to analyse BB3394 to BB3400 genes, closed to a previously described LPS biosynthetic locus in B...
December 21, 2016: Bioorganic & Medicinal Chemistry Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039332/engineering-and-dissecting-the-glycosylation-pathway-of-a-streptococcal-serine-rich-repeat-adhesin
#18
Fan Zhu, Hua Zhang, Tiandi Yang, Stuart M Haslam, Anne Dell, Hui Wu
Serine-rich repeat glycoproteins (SRRPs) are conserved in Gram-positive bacteria. They are crucial for modulating biofilm formation and bacterial-host interactions. Glycosylation of SRRPs plays a pivotal role in the process; thus understanding the glycosyltransferases involved is key to identifying new therapeutic drug targets. The glycosylation of Fap1, an SRRP of Streptococcus parasanguinis, is mediated by a gene cluster consisting of six genes: gtf1, gtf2, gly, gtf3, dGT1, and galT2 Mature Fap1 glycan possesses the sequence of Rha1-3Glc1-(Glc1-3GlcNAc1)-2,6-Glc1-6GlcNAc...
December 30, 2016: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28039139/n-glycosylation-is-important-for-proper-haloferax-volcanii-s-layer-stability-and-function
#19
Adi Tamir, Jerry Eichler
: N-glycosylation, the covalent linkage of glycans to select Asn residues of target proteins, is an almost universal post-translational modification in archaea. However, whereas roles for N-glycosylation have been defined in eukarya and bacteria, the function of archaeal N-glycosylation remains unclear. Here, the impact of perturbed N-glycosylation on the structure and physiology of the haloarchaea Haloferax volcanii was considered. Cryo-electron microscopy was used to examine right-side out membrane vesicles prepared from cells of a parent strain and from strains lacking genes encoding glycosyltransferases involved in assembling the N-linked pentasaccharide decorating the surface (S)-layer glycoprotein, the sole component of the S-layer surrounding Hfx...
December 30, 2016: Applied and Environmental Microbiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28035583/specific-n-glycan-alterations-are-coupled-in-emt-induced-by-different-density-cultivation-of-mcf-10a-epithelial-cells
#20
Qingsong Xu, Xueming Niu, Wenjing Wang, Wen Yang, Yuguang Du, Jianguo Gu, Linsheng Song
Epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) is a process in tumor progression during which cancer cells undergo dramatic changes acquiring highly invasive properties. In a widespread adoption of TGF-β-induced EMT model, we have previously observed that expression of bisecting GlcNAc on N-glycans was dramatically decreased. Herein, we performed in vitro studies with the MCF10A cell line. In response to low cell density, MCF10A cells suffered spontaneously morphologic and phenotypic EMT-like changes, including elongated spindle shape, extended out from edge of the cell sheet, cytoskeleton reorganization, vimentin and fibronectin up-regulation, catenins redistribution, and cadherin switching...
December 29, 2016: Glycoconjugate Journal
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