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Hoffmann, R. A wiki for the life sciences where authorship matters. Nature Genetics (2008)

Determination of the glycosylation patterns, disulfide linkages, and protein heterogeneities of baculovirus-expressed mouse interleukin-3 by mass spectrometry.

The primary structure of mouse interleukin-3 (IL-3) expressed by recombinant baculovirus-infected silkworm (Bombyx mori) larvae was analyzed by subjecting isolated IL-3 derived peptides to liquid secondary ion mass spectrometry. Two species of IL-3 were isolated from the silkworm hemolymph by reverse-phase high-pressure liquid chromatography. The major component has M(r)20-22 x 10(3) as determined by SDS-PAGE. Liquid secondary ion mass spectrometric analysis was carried out on the reduced tryptic and endopeptidase lysyl-C peptides of glycosylated and deglycosylated IL-3. These studies provided evidence that (1) Asn-16 is heterogeneously glycosylated with four different oligosaccharides, (2) Asn-86 is either nonglycosylated or has attached to it one oligosaccharide, (3) the N-glycosylation sites Asn-44 and Asn-51 are not glycosylated, and (4) there is no O-glycosylation. Liquid secondary ion mass spectrometric analysis of the unreduced tryptic peptides provided evidence for disulfide linkages between Cys-140 and Cys-79 or Cys-80 and between Cys-17 and Cys-79 or Cys-80. In comparison to the major component, a minor IL-3 species (M(r) 17-19 x 10(3) by SDS-PAGE) isolated from the hemolymph showed no difference with respect to the glycosylation pattern or the disulfide linkages, but it was cleaved between Ala-127 and Ser-128, and only a disulfide linkage between Cys-140 and Cys-79 or Cys-80 held the molecule together.(ABSTRACT TRUNCATED AT 250 WORDS)[1]


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