The possibility of reducing xenoantigen levels with a novel gal 3'-sulfotransferase (GP3ST).
Suita, Japan. In J Biochem, 2002
Glycoprotein-3-sulfotransferase (GP3ST) is a key enzyme in downregulating the expression of Galalpha1,3Galbeta1,4GlcNAc-R (the alpha-Gal epitope), via enzymatic competition with an alpha1,3 galactosyltransferase (alpha1,3GT), such as alpha2,6 sialyltransferase (alpha2,6ST).
A remodeling system of the 3'-sulfo-Lewis a and 3'-sulfo-Lewis x epitopes.
Suita, Japan. In J Biol Chem, 2001
To elucidate the physiological functions of 3'-sulfated Lewis epitopes, a remodeling system was developed using a combination of a betaGal-3-O-sulfotransferase GP3ST, hitherto known alpha1,3/1,4-fucosyltransferases (FucT-III, IV, V, VI, VII, and IX) and arylsulfatase A. The pyridylaminated (PA) lacto-N-tetraose (Galbeta1-3GlcNAcbeta1-3Galbeta1-4Glc) was first converted to 3'-sulfolacto-N-fucopentaose II (sulfo-3Galbeta1-3(Fucalpha1-4)GlcNAcbeta1-3Galbeta1-4Glc)-PA by sequential reactions with GP3ST and FucT-III.