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High level expression of monomeric and dimeric human α1,3-fucosyltransferase V

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25812 43603 2006 10 PDF Available
Title
High level expression of monomeric and dimeric human α1,3-fucosyltransferase V
Abstract

α3/4-Fucosyltransferases play a crucial role in inflammatory processes and tumor metastasis. While several human fucosyltransferases (FucTs) with different acceptor substrate specificities have been identified, the design of specific inhibitors for therapeutic approaches is hampered by the lack of structural information. In this study, we evaluated the expression of different constructs of human fucosyltransferase V to generate the large amounts required for structural studies. The truncated constructs lacking the transmembrane region and the cytosolic N-terminus, were expressed in baculovirus-infected Trichoplusia ni (Tn) insect cells and in two non-lytic expression systems, stably transfected human HEK 293 and T. ni cells. Since secretion of some glycosyltransferases is controlled by formation of dimeric molecules via disulfide bonds, one of the fucosyltransferase V constructs contained the N-terminal cysteine residue 64 for dimerization, whereas this residue was replaced in the other construct by serine. In both human and insect cells dimerization did not prove to be essential for efficient expression and secretion. On the basis of enzymatic activity, the yield of secreted fucosyltransferase V was approximately 10-fold higher in stably transfected insect cells than in HEK 293 cells. In particular the monomeric form of the enzyme provides a valuable tool for structural analyses to elucidate the fine specifity of fucosyltransferase V-mediated fucosylation of Lewis type glycans.

Keywords
Fucosyltransferase V; Insect cells; Enzyme dimerization; Protein engineering
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Database: Elsevier - ScienceDirect
Journal: Journal of Biotechnology - Volume 121, Issue 4, 24 February 2006, Pages 448–457
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Physical Sciences and Engineering Chemical Engineering Bioengineering
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