Carbohydrate moieties derived from the G glycoprotein of Vesicular Stomatitis Virus (VSV) grown in parental Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells and the glycosylation mutant Lec4 have been analyzed by high-field 1H NMR spectroscopy. The major glycopeptides of CHO VSV and Lec4 VSV were purified by their ability to bind to concanavalin A-Sepharose. The carbohydrates in this fraction are of the biantennary, complex type with heterogeneity in the presence of α(2,3)-linked sialic acid and α(1,6)-linked fucose residues. A minor CHO VSV glycopeptide fraction, which does not bind to concanavalin A-Sepharose but which binds to pea lectin-agarose, was also investigated by 1H NMR spectroscopy. These carbohydrates are complex moieties which appear to contain N-acetylglucosamine in β(1,6) linkage. Their spectral properties are most similar to those of a triantennary complex oligosaccharide containing a 2,6-disubstituted mannose α(1,6) residue. Carbohydrates of this type are not found among the glycopeptides of VSV grown in the Lec4 CHO glycosylation mutant.
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