A procedure for the enzymatic synthesis of neoglycoenzymes is described. The gene encoding endo-β-N-acetylglucosaminidase from Arthrobacter protophormiae (Endo-A) was overexpressed in Escherichia coli as a fusion protein linked to glutathione S-transferase (GST). GST-Endo-A fusion was extracted as a soluble protein. The fusion protein was purified to homogeneity with glutathione-Sepharose 4B and showed transglycosylation activity toward high-mannose-type glycopeptides without removing the GST moiety. The GST-Endo-A immobilized on glutathione-Sepharose 4B retained its transglycosylation activity. The immobilized enzyme could transfer (Man)6GlcNAc en bloc to partially deglycosylated ribonuclease B without damaging its enzyme activity. The immobilized GST-Endo-A should be very useful for synthesizing active neoglycoenzymes attached with homogeneous N-linked oligosaccharides. (C) 2000 Academic Press.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 7 2000|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology