Journal article

Purification and characterization of recombinant human lysosomal alpha-mannosidase

T Berg, B King, PJ Meikle, O Nilssen, OK Tollersrud, JJ Hopwood

Molecular Genetics and Metabolism | ACADEMIC PRESS INC | Published : 2001


Lysosomal alpha-mannosidase (EC is required in the degradation of the asparagine-linked carbohydrates of glycoproteins. Deficiency of this enzyme leads to the lysosomal storage disorder alpha-mannosidosis. As an initial step toward enzyme replacement therapy for alpha-mannosidosis, the human lysosomal alpha-mannosidase cDNA was cloned into the pcDNA 3.1 vector and expressed in Chinese hamster ovary cells. Dimethyl sulfoxide (DMSO) added to the cell culture media to induce growth arrest led to a 4-fold increase in the enzyme production, with an average yield of 3.2 mg L(-1) day(-1). alpha-Mannosidase was secreted as an active homodimer of a 130-kDa precursor that was proteolyzed int..

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