Certain oligomannose type glycopeptides have previously been shown to be bivalent for binding to concanavalin A, and to give quantitative precipitation profiles with the protein that consist of single peaks which correspond to the binding stoichiometry of glycopeptide to protein monomer (1:2) (Bhattacharyya, L., Ceccarini, C., Lorenzoni, P., and Brewer, C.F. (1987) J. Biol. Chem. 262, 1288-1293). In the present study, equimolar mixtures of two oligomannose type glycopeptides, a Man-6 and a Man-9 glycopeptide, gives a quantitative precipitation profile which shows two protein peaks. Each glycopeptide was radiolabelled with 3H or 14C, and the the precipitation profiles of the individual glycopeptides in the mixture determined. The results show that the radioactivity profile of the Man-6 glycopeptide corresponds to the first protein peak, while the radioactivity profile of the Man-9 glycopeptide corresponds to the second protein peak. The results indicate that each glycopeptide forms a unique homogeneous cross-linked lattice with the lectin which excludes the lattice of the other glycopeptide.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - May 16 1988|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology