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Chemistry and Pharmacology
Abstract Fowl plague virus, strain Dutch, was metabolically labeled withd-[2-3H]mannose, or withd-[6-3H]glucosamine, and the small subunit (HA2; 0.8 mg in total) of the viral hemagglutinin was isolated by preparative sodium dodecylsulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis. After proteolytic digestion, the radioactive oligosaccharides were sequentially liberated from the glycopeptides by treatment with different endo-β-N-acetylglucosaminidases and with peptide:N-glycosidase or, finally, by hydrazinolysis. In this manner, four groups of glycans could be obtained by consecutive gel filtrations and were subfractionated by HPLC. The structures of the individual oligosaccharides were analyzed by micromethylation, by acetolysis or by digestion with exoglycosidases. The major species amongst the high mannose glycans at Ans-406 of the viral glycopolypeptide were found to be Manα1-2Manα1-3(Manα1-2Manα1-6)Manα1-6(Manα1-2Manα1-2Manα1-3)Manβ1-4GlcNacβ1-4GlcNAc and Manα1-3(Manα1-2Manα1-6)Manα1-6(Manα1-2Manα1-2Manα1-3)Manβ1-4GlcNAcβ1-4GlcNAc, while the complex glycans at Asn-478 are predominantly GlcNAcβ1-2Manα1-3(GlcNAcβ1-2Manα1-6)Manβ1-4GlcNAcβ1-4GlcNAc (lacking, in part, one of the outerN-acetylglucosamine residues) and GlcNAcβ1-2Manα1-3(Galβ1-4GlcNAcβ1-2Manα1-6)Manβ1-4GlcNAcβ1-4GlcNAc.
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