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Synthesis of neoglycopeptides and analyses of their biodistributionin vivo to identify tissue specific uptake and novel putative membrane lectins

Gupta, Dipti and Surolia, Avadhesha (1994) Synthesis of neoglycopeptides and analyses of their biodistributionin vivo to identify tissue specific uptake and novel putative membrane lectins. In: Glycoconjugate Journal, 11 (6). pp. 558-571.

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Abstract

Complex typeN-linked oligosaccharides derived from fetuin, fibrinogen and thyroglobulin were coupled to acetyltyrosine affording a series of neoglycopeptides with retention of terminal structures and the beta-anomeric configuration of their reducing endN-acetylglycosamine residue. The neoglycopeptides thus synthesized could be labelled to high specific activities with125I in the aromatic side chain of tyrosine. Analysis of the fate of these neoglycopeptides in conjunction with inhibition with asialofetuin and oligosaccharides of defined structure in micein vivo revealed the uptake of galactosylated biantennary compound by kidneys, in addition to the known itinerary of triantennary galactosylated complex oligosaccharide from fetuin to liver and the galactosylated biantennary chain with fucosylation in the core to bone marrows. On the other hand, the agalacto, aglucosamino biantennary chains with and without fucosylation in the core region are taken up by submaxillary glands while the conserved trimannosyl core with fucose is primarily concentrated in stomach tissue. These studies thus define new routes for the uptake of complexN-linked glycans and also subserve to identify lectins presumably involved in their recognition.

Item Type: Journal Article
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Keywords: neoglycopeptides - biodistribution - membrane lectins - in vivo uptake
Department/Centre: Division of Biological Sciences > Molecular Biophysics Unit
Date Deposited: 19 May 2010 06:52
Last Modified: 19 Sep 2010 06:01
URI: http://eprints.iisc.ernet.in/id/eprint/27502

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