Author(s): Sumi S, Arai K, Kitahara S, Yoshida K
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Abstract Differences between prostate carcinoma (PCA) and benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH) in asparagine (N)-linked sugar-chain structures of prostate-specific antigen (PSA) were investigated using serial lectin affinity chromatography. The amounts of PSA passing through columns of concanavalin A (Con A), phytohaemagglutinin E4 (PHA-E4) and PHA-L4 were significantly greater for PCA-derived PSA than BPH. We propose that the sugar moiety structure of PSA which is increased in PCA is a multiantennary complex type with branched N-acetylglucosamine beta(1->4) mannose. We suggest that N-linked sugar chains in PSA are altered during oncogenesis in the human prostate and may serve as diagnostic tools for PCA.
This article was published in J Chromatogr B Biomed Sci Appl
and referenced in Journal of Glycomics & Lipidomics