The O-glycosidase, endo-α-N-acetylgalactosaminidase from Enterococcus faecalis (endoEF) catalyzes the cleavage of core 1 and core 3 type O-linked disaccharides between GalNAc and serine or threonine residues from glycoproteins. The endoEF has broad substrate specificity and thus is extensively utilized for the structural and functional analysis of the O-linked glycans. In this study, we expressed and purified the recombinant endoEF (rEndoEF) by using the silkworm-baculovirus expression vector system (Silkworm-BEVS) and confirmed the deglycosylation activity of rEndoEF targeting reporter glycoproteins, which was equivalent to the commercial O-glycosidase. Thus, our study provides important clues to produce highly active rEndoEF O-glycosidases employing silkworm-BEVS as an alternative.
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