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Biochem Biophys Res Commun. 1999 Nov 30;265(3):680-90.

Localization of glycosaminoglycan substitution sites on domain V of mouse perlecan.

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  • 1Department of Cell Biology, Cell Adhesion and Matrix Research Center, University of Alabama at Birmingham, Birmingham, Alabama, 35294-0019, USA.


Perlecan, the predominant basement membrane proteoglycan, has previously been shown to contain glycosaminoglycans attached at serine residues, numbers 65, 71, and 76, in domain I. However, the C-terminal domains IV and V of this molecule may also be substituted with glycosaminoglycan chains, but the exact substitution sites were not identified. The amino acid sequence of mouse perlecan reveals many ser-gly sequences in these domains that are possible sites for glycosaminoglycan substitution. We expressed recombinant domain IV and/or V of mouse perlecan in COS-7 cells and analyzed glycosaminoglycan substitution. Both heparan sulfate and chondroitin sulfate chains could be detected on recombinant domain V. One site, ser-gly-glu (serine residue 3593), toward the C-terminal region of domain V is a substitution site for heparan sulfate. When this sequence was absent, chondroitin/dermatan sulfate substitution was deleted, and the likely site for this galactosaminoglycan substitution was ser-gly-ala-gly (serine residue 3250) on domain V.

Copyright 1999 Academic Press.

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