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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28936496/h-pylori-%C3%AE-1-3-4-fucosyltransferase-hp3-4ft-catalyzed-one-pot-multienzyme-opme-synthesis-of-lewis-antigens-and-human-milk-fucosides
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Hai Yu, Yanhong Li, Zhigang Wu, Lei Li, Jie Zeng, Chao Zhao, Yijing Wu, Nova Tasnima, Jing Wang, Huaide Liu, Madhusudhan Reddy Gadi, Wanyi Guan, Peng G Wang, Xi Chen
Helicobacter pylori α1-3/4-fucosyltransferase (Hp3/4FT) was expressed in Escherichia coli at a level of 30 mg L(-1) culture and used as a diverse catalyst in a one-pot multienzyme (OPME) system for high-yield production of l-fucose-containing carbohydrates including Lewis antigens such as Lewis a, b, and x, O-sulfated Lewis x, and sialyl Lewis x and human milk fucosides such as 3-fucosyllactose (3-FL), lacto-N-fucopentaose (LNFP) III, and lacto-N-difuco-hexaose (LNDFH) II and III. Noticeably, while difucosylation of tetrasaccharides was readily achieved using an excess amount of donor, the synthesis of LNFP III was achieved by Hp3/4FT-catalyzed selective fucosylation of the N-acetyllactosamine (LacNAc) component in lacto-N-neotetraose (LNnT)...
September 22, 2017: Chemical Communications: Chem Comm
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28926673/combinatorial-genome-and-protein-engineering-yields-monoclonal-antibodies-with-hypergalactosylation-from-cho-cells
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Cheng-Yu Chung, Qiong Wang, Shuang Yang, Sean A Ponce, Brian J Kirsch, Hui Zhang, Michael J Betenbaugh
One of the key quality attributes of monoclonal antibodies is the glycan pattern and distribution. Two terminal galactose residues typically represent a small fraction of the total glycans from antibodies. However, antibodies with defined glycosylation properties including enhanced galactosylation have been shown to exhibit altered properties for these important biomedical modalities. In this study, the disruption of two α-2,3 sialyltransferases (ST3GAL4 and ST3GAL6) from Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) cells was combined with protein engineering of the Fc region to generate an IgG containing 80% bigalactosylated and fucosylated (G2F) glycoforms...
July 7, 2017: Biotechnology and Bioengineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28925387/a-vital-sugar-code-for-ricin-toxicity
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Jasmin Taubenschmid, Johannes Stadlmann, Markus Jost, Tove Irene Klokk, Cory D Rillahan, Andreas Leibbrandt, Karl Mechtler, James C Paulson, Julian Jude, Johannes Zuber, Kirsten Sandvig, Ulrich Elling, Thorsten Marquardt, Christian Thiel, Christian Koerner, Josef M Penninger
Ricin is one of the most feared bioweapons in the world due to its extreme toxicity and easy access. Since no antidote exists, it is of paramount importance to identify the pathways underlying ricin toxicity. Here, we demonstrate that the Golgi GDP-fucose transporter Slc35c1 and fucosyltransferase Fut9 are key regulators of ricin toxicity. Genetic and pharmacological inhibition of fucosylation renders diverse cell types resistant to ricin via deregulated intracellular trafficking. Importantly, cells from a patient with SLC35C1 deficiency are also resistant to ricin...
September 19, 2017: Cell Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28916755/protein-o-fucosylation-in-plasmodium-falciparum-ensures-efficient-infection-of-mosquito-and-vertebrate-hosts
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Sash Lopaticki, Annie S P Yang, Alan John, Nichollas E Scott, James P Lingford, Matthew T O'Neill, Sara M Erickson, Nicole C McKenzie, Charlie Jennison, Lachlan W Whitehead, Donna N Douglas, Norman M Kneteman, Ethan D Goddard-Borger, Justin A Boddey
O-glycosylation of the Plasmodium sporozoite surface proteins CSP and TRAP was recently identified, but the role of this modification in the parasite life cycle and its relevance to vaccine design remain unclear. Here, we identify the Plasmodium protein O-fucosyltransferase (POFUT2) responsible for O-glycosylating CSP and TRAP. Genetic disruption of POFUT2 in Plasmodium falciparum results in ookinetes that are attenuated for colonizing the mosquito midgut, an essential step in malaria transmission. Some POFUT2-deficient parasites mature into salivary gland sporozoites although they are impaired for gliding motility, cell traversal, hepatocyte invasion, and production of exoerythrocytic forms in humanized chimeric liver mice...
September 15, 2017: Nature Communications
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914881/microrna-200c-impairs-uterine-receptivity-formation-by-targeting-fut4-and-%C3%AE-1-3-fucosylation
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Qin Zheng, Dandan Zhang, Y U Yang, Xinyuan Cui, Jiaqi Sun, Caixia Liang, Huamin Qin, Xuesong Yang, Shuai Liu, Qiu Yan
Successful embryo implantation requires the establishment of a receptive endometrium. Poor endometrial receptivity has generally been considered as a major cause of infertility. Protein glycosylation is associated with many physiological and pathological processes. The fucosylation is catalyzed by the specific fucosyltransferases. Fucosyltransferase IV (FUT4) is the key enzyme for the biosynthesis of α1,3-fucosylated glycans carried by glycoproteins, and the previous studies showed FUT4 expression changed dynamically during perimplantation...
September 15, 2017: Cell Death and Differentiation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910607/molecular-cloning-and-functional-expression-of-lewis-type-%C3%AE-1-3-%C3%AE-1-4-fucosyltransferase-cdnas-from-mangifera-indica-l
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Takahiro Okada, Hideyuki Ihara, Ritsu Ito, Yoshitaka Ikeda
In higher plants, complex type N-glycans contain characteristic carbohydrate moieties that are not found in mammals. In particular, the attachment of the Lewis a (Le(a)) epitope is currently the only known outer chain elongation that is present in plant N-glycans. Such a modification is of great interest in terms of the biological function of complex type N-glycans in plant species. However, little is known regarding the exact molecular basis underlying their Le(a) expression. In the present study, we cloned two novel Lewis type fucosyltransferases (MiFUT13) from mango fruit, Mangifera indica L...
September 11, 2017: Phytochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28875950/blocking-posttranslational-core-fucosylation-ameliorates-rat-peritoneal-mesothelial-cell-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition
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Long-Kai Li, Nan Wang, Wei-Dong Wang, Xiang-Ning Du, Xin-Yu Wen, Ling-Yu Wang, Yi-Yao Deng, Da-Peng Wang, Hong-Li Lin
Background: Core fucosylation (CF), catalyzed by α-1,6 fucosyltransferase (Fut8) in mammals, plays an important role in pathological processes through posttranslational modification of key signaling receptor proteins, including transforming growth factor (TGF)-β receptors and platelet-derived growth factor (PDGF) receptors. However, its effect on peritoneal fibrosis is unknown. Here, we investigated its influence on epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of rat peritoneal mesothelial cells (PMCs) in vitro induced by a high-glucose (HG) culture solution...
September 20, 2017: Chinese Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28860805/fucosyltransferase-vii-promotes-proliferation-via-the-egfr-akt-mtor-pathway-in-a549-cells
#8
Jin-Xiao Liang, Wei Gao, Lei Cai
Fucosyltransferase VII (FUT7) is one of a1,3-fucosyltransferases family that catalyzes the final fucosylation step in the synthesis of Lewis antigens and generates a unique glycosylated product sialyl Lewis X (sLe(X)). sLe(X) can serve as ligands for E- or P-selectin expressed on the cell surface and results in cancer metastasis and angiogenesis. However, the molecular biological mechanisms of FUT7 elevation in neoplastic cells are still largely unknown. In this study, we examined the impact of FUT7 on cell proliferation and migration in A549 cells by colony formation assay, cell cycle assay, gelatin zymography, wound-healing assay, transwell invasion assay and Western blot...
2017: OncoTargets and Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28798691/fentanyl-promotes-breast-cancer-cell-stemness-and-epithelial-mesenchymal-transition-by-upregulating-%C3%AE-1-6-fucosylation-via-wnt-%C3%AE-catenin-signaling-pathway
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Hong-Fang Yang, Ming Yu, Hui-Dan Jin, Jia-Qi Yao, Zhi-Li Lu, Iddrisu B Yabasin, Qiu Yan, Qing-Ping Wen
Cancer pain is a common and severe complication of human breast cancer, and relieving pain is fundamental strategy in the treatment. Fentanyl, as an opioid analgesic, is widely used in breast cancer patients. However, little is known about its effects on stemness and epithelial-mesenchymal transition (EMT) of breast cancer cells. Aberrant protein glycosylation is involved in cancer malignancy. The α1, 6-fucosylation is an important type of glycosylation, and the elevated α1, 6-fucosylation catalyzed by fucosyltransferase VIII (FUT8) is found in many tumors...
2017: Frontiers in Physiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28771224/mir-125a-3p-fut5-fut6-axis-mediates-colorectal-cancer-cell-proliferation-migration-invasion-and-pathological-angiogenesis-via-pi3k-akt-pathway
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Leilei Liang, Chengshun Gao, Yang Li, Mingming Sun, Jingchao Xu, Huairui Li, Li Jia, Yongfu Zhao
The fucosyltransferase (FUT) family produces glycans, a fundamental event in several cancers, including colorectal cancer (CRC). miR-125a-3p is a non-coding RNA that can reduce cell proliferation and migration in cancer. In this study, we explored the levels of miR-125a-3p and FUT expression in human CRC tissues and two human CRC cell lines by qPCR. The results showed that miR-125a-3p, FUT5 and FUT6 are differentially expressed in normal and tumour tissues. On the basis of our previous research, FUT can be regulated by miRNA, which influences the proliferation and invasion of breast and hepatocellular cancer cells...
August 3, 2017: Cell Death & Disease
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28768188/blockage-of-core-fucosylation-reduces-cell-surface-expression-of-pd-1-and-promotes-anti-tumor-immune-responses-of-t-cells
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Masahiro Okada, Shunsuke Chikuma, Taisuke Kondo, Sana Hibino, Hiroaki Machiyama, Tadashi Yokosuka, Miyako Nakano, Akihiko Yoshimura
Programmed cell death 1 (PD-1) is highly expressed on exhausted T cells and inhibits T cell activation. Antibodies that block the interaction between PD-1 and its ligand prevent this inhibitory signal and reverse T cell dysfunction, providing beneficial anti-tumor responses in a substantial number of patients. Mechanisms for the induction and maintenance of high PD-1 expression on exhausted T cells have not been fully understood. Utilizing a genome-wide loss-of-function screening method based on the CRISPR-Cas9 system, we identified genes involved in the core fucosylation pathway as positive regulators of cell-surface PD-1 expression...
August 1, 2017: Cell Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28764968/production-of-human-milk-oligosaccharides-by-enzymatic-and-whole-cell-microbial-biotransformations
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Georg A Sprenger, Florian Baumgärtner, Christoph Albermann
Human milk oligosaccharides (HMO) are almost unique constituents of breast milk and are not found in appreciable amounts in cow milk. Due to several positive aspects of HMO for the development, health, and wellbeing of infants, production of HMO would be desirable. As a result, scientists from different disciplines have developed methods for the preparation of single HMO compounds. Here, we review approaches to HMO preparation by (chemo-)enzymatic syntheses or by whole-cell biotransformation with recombinant bacterial cells...
July 29, 2017: Journal of Biotechnology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28753226/golgi-%C3%AE-1-4-fucosyltransferase-of-arabidopsis-thaliana-partially-localizes-at-the-nuclear-envelope
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Stephan Rips, Manuel Frank, Annegret Elting, Jan Niklas Offenborn, Antje von Schaewen
We analyzed plant-derived α1,4-fucosyltransferase (FucTc) homologs by reporter fusions and focused on representatives of the Brassicaceae and Solanaceae. Arabidopsis thaliana AtFucTc-green fluorescent protein (GFP) or tomato LeFucTc-GFP restored Lewis-a formation in a fuctc mutant, confirming functionality in the trans-Golgi. AtFucTc-GFP partly accumulated at the nuclear envelope (NE) not observed for other homologs or truncated AtFucTc lacking the N-terminus or catalytic domain. Analysis of At/LeFucTc-GFP swap constructs with exchanged cytosolic, transmembrane and stalk (CTS), or only the CT regions, revealed that sorting information resides in the membrane anchor...
July 28, 2017: Traffic
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28731163/-corrigendum-fuca1-is-induced-by-wild-type-p53-and-expressed-at-different-levels-in-thyroid-cancers-depending-on-p53-status
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Subsequent to the publication of the above paper, the authors noted that: 1) there was an error on Fig. 4, page 2046, in which the symbols of α-L-fucosidase 1 (FUCA 1) and fucosyltransferase 8 (FUT 8) had been mistakenly labelled the wrong way around (FUCA 1 should have been represented by the blue bars, and FUT 8 by the red), and 2) the sentence 'Average levels of FUCA1 mRNA were low in ATC s while expression levels in PTC samples were comparable or slightly higher than those present in normal thyroid tissues (Fig...
September 2017: International Journal of Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729422/o-glycosylation-modulates-the-stability-of-epidermal-growth-factor-like-repeats-and-thereby-regulates-notch-trafficking
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Hideyuki Takeuchi, Hongjun Yu, Huilin Hao, Megumi Takeuchi, Atsuko Ito, Huilin Li, Robert S Haltiwanger
Glycosylation in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) is closely associated with protein folding and quality control. We recently described a non-canonical ER quality control mechanism for folding of thrombospondin type 1 repeats by Protein O-fucosyltransferase 2 (POFUT2). Epidermal Growth Factor-like (EGF) repeats are also small, cysteine rich protein motifs that can be O-glycosylated by several ER-localized enzymes including Protein O-glucosyltransferase 1 (POGLUT1) and POFUT1. Both POGLUT1 and POFUT1 modify the Notch receptor on multiple EGF repeats and are essential for full Notch function...
July 20, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28729420/revisiting-the-substrate-specificity-of-mammalian-%C3%AE-1-6-fucosyltransferase-reveals-that-it-catalyzes-core-fucosylation-of-n-glycans-lacking-%C3%AE-1-3-arm-glcnac
#16
Qiang Yang, Roushu Zhang, Hui Cai, Lai-Xi Wang
The mammalian α1,6-fucosyltransferase (FUT8) catalyzes the core fucosylation of N-glycans in the biosynthesis of glycoproteins. Previously, intensive in vitro studies with crude extract or purified enzyme concluded that the attachment of a GlcNAc on the α1,3 mannose arm of N-glycan is essential for FUT8-catalyzed core fucosylation. In contrast, we have recently shown that expression of erythropoietin in a GnTI knock-out, FUT8-overexpressing cell line results in the production of fully core-fucosylated glycoforms of the oligomannose substrate Man5GlcNAc2, suggesting that FUT8 can catalyze core fucosylation of N-glycans lacking an α1,3-arm GlcNAc in cells...
September 8, 2017: Journal of Biological Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28711982/correlation-between-the-methylation-of-the-fut1-promoter-region-and-fut1-expression-in-the-duodenum-of-piglets-from-newborn-to-weaning
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Chaohui Dai, Li Sun, Riwei Xia, Shouyong Sun, Guoqiang Zhu, Shenglong Wu, Wenbin Bao
Alpha-(1,2)-fucosyltransferase (FUT1) gene has some influence on economically important traits and disease resistance. DNA methylation plays an important role in human diseases but is relatively poorly studied in pigs by regulating the mRNA expression of genes. The aim of this study was to analyze the influence of promoter methylation on the expression of FUT1 gene. We used bisulfite sequencing PCR (BSP) and qPCR to analyze the methylation of the FUT1 5'-flanking region and FUT1 mRNA expression in the duodenum of Sutai piglets from newborn to weaning...
August 2017: 3 Biotech
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28710295/relationships-between-gastrointestinal-microbiota-and-blood-group-antigens
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Anuhya Gampa, Phillip A Engen, Rima Shobar, Ece A Mutlu
FUT2 is a gene for a fucosyltransferase that encodes expression of ABO blood group antigens found on gastrointestinal mucosa and secretions. We hypothesized that the fecal microbiomes of healthy subjects, with blood group antigens A, B, and O, have differing compositions. We analyzed 33 fecal and blood specimens from healthy subjects for FUT2 genotype, and the fecal microbiome was determined by 454 pyrosequencing. Our data show that being a blood group secretor is associated with less diversity at higher orders of taxonomy; and the presence of blood group A antigens in the secretor subjects are associated with an expansion families of bacteria within the gut...
September 1, 2017: Physiological Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28706275/novel-function-of-pregnancy-associated-plasma-protein-a-promotes-endometrium-receptivity-by-up-regulating-n-fucosylation
#19
Ming Yu, Jiao Wang, Shuai Liu, Xiaoqi Wang, Qiu Yan
Glycosylation of uterine endometrial cells plays important roles to determine their receptive function to blastocysts. Trophoblast-derived pregnancy-associated plasma protein A (PAPPA) is specifically elevated in pregnant women serum, and is known to promote trophoblast cell proliferation and adhesion. However, the relationship between PAPPA and endometrium receptivity, as well as the regulation of N-fucosylation remains unclear. We found that rhPAPPA and PAPPA in the serum samples from pregnant women or conditioned medium of trophoblast cells promoted endometrium receptivity in vitro...
July 13, 2017: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28692034/mir-200b-inhibits-proliferation-and-metastasis-of-breast-cancer-by-targeting-fucosyltransferase-iv-and-%C3%AE-1-3-fucosylated-glycans
#20
Q Zheng, X Cui, D Zhang, Y Yang, X Yan, M Liu, B Niang, F Aziz, S Liu, Q Yan, J Liu
Aberrant protein fucosylation is associated with cancer malignancy. Fucosyltransferase IV (FUT4) is the key enzyme catalyzing the biosynthesis of α1,3-linkage fucosylated glycans carried by glycoproteins on the cell surface, such as the tumor-associated sugar antigen Lewis Y (LeY). An abnormal increase in the levels of FUT4 and LeY is observed in many cancers and correlated with cell proliferation and metastasis. Some microRNAs (miRNAs) are known to negatively regulate gene expression. FUT4 is an oncogenic glycogene, and thus it is important to identify the specific miRNA targeting FUT4...
July 10, 2017: Oncogenesis
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