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Mucopolysaccharidosis Type I, Unique Structure of Accumulated Heparan Sulfate and Increased N-Sulfotransferase Activity in Mice Lacking alpha-L-iduronidase
Uppsala University, Disciplinary Domain of Medicine and Pharmacy, Faculty of Medicine, Department of Medical Biochemistry and Microbiology.
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2011 (English)In: Journal of Biological Chemistry, ISSN 0021-9258, E-ISSN 1083-351X, Vol. 286, no 43, 37515-37524 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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Mucopolysaccharide (MPS) diseases are characterized by accumulation of glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) due to deficiencies in lysosomal enzymes responsible for GAG breakdown. Using a murine model of MPSI Hurler (MPSIH), we have quantified the heparan sulfate (HS) accumulation resulting from alpha-L-iduronidase (Idua) deficiency. HS levels were significantly increased in liver and brain tissue from 12-week-old Idua(-/-) mice by 87- and 20-fold, respectively. In addition, HS chains were shown to contain significantly increased N-, 2-O-, and 6-O-sulfation. Disaccharide compositional analyses also uncovered an HS disaccharide uniquely enriched in MPSIH, representing the terminal iduronic acid residue capping the non-reducing end of the HS chain, where no further degradation can occur in the absence of Idua. Critically, we identified that excess HS, some of which is colocalized to the Golgi secretory pathway, acts as a positive regulator of HS-sulfation, increasing the N-sulfotransferase activity of HS-modifying N-deacetylase/N-sulfotransferase enzymes. This mechanism may have severe implications during disease progression but, now identified, could help direct improved therapeutic strategies.

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2011. Vol. 286, no 43, 37515-37524 p.
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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
URN: urn:nbn:se:uu:diva-162698DOI: 10.1074/jbc.M111.287474ISI: 000296542400050OAI: oai:DiVA.org:uu-162698DiVA: diva2:462390
Available from: 2011-12-07 Created: 2011-12-05 Last updated: 2011-12-07Bibliographically approved

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