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FEBS Lett. 2013 Dec 11;587(24):3986-94. doi: 10.1016/j.febslet.2013.10.034. Epub 2013 Nov 5.

Regulation of galectin-3-induced apoptosis of Jurkat cells by both O-glycans and N-glycans on CD45.

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Institute of Laboratory Animal Science, Chinese Academy of Medical Sciences (CAMS) and Comparative Medicine Center, Peking Union Medical College (PUMC), Key Laboratory of Human Disease Comparative Medicine, Beijing, China.


Galectin-3 has been reported to induce apoptosis of Jurkat cells through binding receptors such as CD45. CD45RABC is heavily O-glycosylated and N-glycosylated, while CD45RO is only N-glycosylated. In this study, no apoptosis induced by galectin-3 was detected in CD45RO-transfected cells, whereas apoptosis of CD45RABC-transfected cells was observed, implying that O-glycans on CD45 might play roles in galectin-3-induced apoptosis. O-Glycosylation inhibition assay further suggests the role of O-glycans on CD45 in regulation of galectin-3-induced apoptosis. We also found that deglycosylation at N327 of CD45RO resulted in increased binding to galectin-3 without affecting apoptosis, while deglycosylation at N36 or N109 of CD45RO enhanced galectin-3-induced apoptosis. These data demonstrate that galectin-3-induced apoptosis of Jurkat cells is regulated by both O-glycans and N-glycans on CD45.


Apoptosis; Binding; CD45; DMEM; Dulbecco’s modified Eagle’s medium; Galectin-3; MW; N-Glycans; O-Glycans; PBST; SDS–PAGE; molecular weight; phosphate buffered saline with Tween 20; sodium dodecyl sulfate–polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis

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