Journal article

Identification and analysis of a Class 2 alpha-mannosidase from Aspergillus nidulans

CJ Eades, AM Gilbert, CD Goodman, WE Hintz

Glycobiology | OXFORD UNIV PRESS | Published : 1998


A Class 2 alpha-mannosidase gene was cloned and sequenced from the filamentous fungus Aspergillus nidulans. A portion of the gene was amplified using degenerate oligonucleotide primers which were designed based on similarity between the Saccharomyces cerevisiae vacuolar and rat ER/cytosolic Class 2 protein sequences. The PCR amplification product was used to isolate the full length gene, and DNA sequencing revealed a 3383 bp coding region containing three introns. The predicted 1049 amino acid reading frame contained six potential N-glycosylation sites and encoded a protein of 118 kDa. The protein sequence did not appear to encode a typical fungal signal sequence or membrane spanning domain...

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