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Biosci Biotechnol Biochem. 1996 Jul;60(7):1123-30.

Novel beta-D-galactofuranose-containing high-mannose type oligosaccharides in ascorbate oxidase from Acremonium sp. HI-25.

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Department of Biotechnology, Faculty of Engineering, Fukuyama University, Hiroshima, Japan.


Ascorbate oxidase from the fungus Acremonium sp. HI-25 is a copper-containing glycoprotein that catalyzes the oxidation of ascorbic acid to dehydroascorbic acid. Monosaccharide composition analysis showed that the enzyme contains exclusively N-linked oligosaccharide chains. Following liberation by hydrazinolysis/re-N-acetylation, and fractionation by HPLC on anion exchange. Amide-80 and/or octadecyl silica columns after derivatization with p-aminobenzoic ethyl ester, the structures of the twelve major neutral oligosaccharides were identified by FAB-MS, 400 MHz 1H-NMR, methylation analysis, mild acid hydrolysis, and/or sequential exoglycosidase digestions. Acremonium sp. ascorbate oxidase was found to consist of high-mannose type oligosaccharides (76.3%) having 4 to 9 mannose residues and a series of novel D-galactofuranose-containing high-mannose type oligosaccharides (18.6%) with the following structure.

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