Author(s): Yagi H, Takahashi N, Yamaguchi Y, Kimura N, Uchimura K,
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Abstract Although the biological importance of sulfated oligosaccharides has been widely recognized, there are only a few reports that describe detailed structures of sulfated N-glycans. This is largely due to the lack of a convenient method to identify structures of sulfated glycans found in low incidence. Here we develop multidimensional high performance liquid chromatography (HPLC) mapping methods for rapid and convenient identification of sulfated N-glycans. By using adequate quantities of sulfated N-glycans derived from LS12 cells, which are transfected with sulfotransferase cDNA, 40 different sulfated glycans have been successfully mapped. Furthermore, we have applied the HPLC data to identification of isomeric products resulting from an enzymatic reaction of N-acetylglucosamine 6-O-sulfotransferase-1 in vitro and revealed that this enzyme preferentially catalyzes sulfation of the GlcNAcbeta1-->2Manalpha1-->3Man branch in a biantennary acceptor.
This article was published in Glycobiology
and referenced in Journal of Glycomics & Lipidomics