Glycosylation is one of the major post-translational modifications in eukaryotic cells and has been reported to affect the amyloid fibril formation in several amyloidogenic proteins and peptides. In this study, we expressed a Vλ6 light chain mutant, Wil, which is an amyloidogenic mutant in AL amyloidosis, by the yeast Pichia pastoris. After separation by cation exchange chromatography, we obtained the O-glycosylated and non-glycosylated Wil mutants in high yield. The structures of these Wil mutants were identical except with respect to glycosylation, and the stabilities were also identical. On the other hand, the O-glycosylation retarded the amyloid fibril formation in a sugar size-dependent manner. From these results, we discussed the role of covalently attached glycan in the retardation of amyloid fibril formation.
|Number of pages||10|
|Journal||International Journal of Biological Macromolecules|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1 2021|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Structural Biology
- Molecular Biology
- Economics and Econometrics