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Poly-N-acetyllactosamine glycans of cellular glycoproteins: predominance of linear chains in mouse neuroblastoma and rat pheochromocytoma cell lines.
Univ Kuopio, Dept Biochem, SF-70211 Kuopio, Finland.
1987 (English)In: Journal of Neurochemistry, ISSN 0022-3042, E-ISSN 1471-4159, Vol. 49, no 3, 874-883 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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To study the properties of protein-bound oligosaccharides in neuronally differentiating cells, two model systems were used: murine N1E-115 and N-18 neuroblastoma cells inducible by serum starvation and rat PC12 pheochromocytoma cells inducible by nerve growth factor. Glycopeptides were prepared from cells metabolically labeled with [3H]glucosamine and analyzed by gel filtration. The properties of the high-molecular-weight glycopeptides were studied using enzymatic digestion with neuraminidase and endo-beta-galactosidase. In contrast to other cell lines analyzed, the neuroblastoma and pheochromocytoma lines contained predominantly glycopeptides completely cleavable with endo-beta-galactosidase, which indicated that they were linear-type poly-N-acetyllactosamine glycans. The proportion of these linear chains in the high-molecular-weight fraction increased during neuronal differentiation in both cell systems. The linear nature of the glycans was also correlated with positive anti-i and negative anti-I reactivity of the cells in immunofluorescence microscopy. Specific cell surface labeling for poly-N-acetyllactosamine glycans and sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis revealed several glycoprotein components, some of which showed changes during neuronal differentiation. The high proportion of linear poly-N-acetyllactosamine chains in these neuronal cell lines and its increase during neuronal differentiation suggests that these glycans may be a characteristic feature of neuronal or neuronally differentiating cells.

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1987. Vol. 49, no 3, 874-883 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-155986PubMedID: 3302106OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-155986DiVA: diva2:429530
Available from: 2011-07-04 Created: 2011-07-04 Last updated: 2011-07-08Bibliographically approved

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