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A functional analysis of N-glycosylation-related genes on sialylation of recombinant erythropoietin in six commonly used mammalian cell lines.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  20826224     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Significant efforts have been made to improve the sialylation of recombinant glycoproteins with the aim of extending their in vivo circulation time. Here, we report a systematic functional analysis of 31 N-glycosylation-related genes on sialylation of recombinant EPO in six cell lines. BHK and CHO cells were found to sialylate recombinant EPO most effectively. None of the 31 genes, individually or in combination, was able to improve EPO sialylation in these cells. HEK293, Cos-7 and 3T3 cells showed intermediate sialylation capabilities, whereas NS0 cells sialylated recombinant EPO poorly. Overexpression of ST6GalI, ST3GalIII or ST3GalIV, but not ST3GalVI, was able to improve EPO sialylation in these four cell lines. qRT-PCR experiments revealed that ST3GalIII and ST3GalIV are indeed under expressed in HEK293, 3T3 and NS0 cells. Co-expression of upstream glycogenes failed to synergize with these sialyltransferases to further enhance sialylation, suggesting that the upstream glycogenes are all expressed at sufficient levels.
Peiqing Zhang; Diana Lifen Tan; Desmond Heng; Tianhua Wang; Mariati; Yuansheng Yang; Zhiwei Song
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't     Date:  2010-09-06
Journal Detail:
Title:  Metabolic engineering     Volume:  12     ISSN:  1096-7184     ISO Abbreviation:  Metab. Eng.     Publication Date:  2010 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-11-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815657     Medline TA:  Metab Eng     Country:  Belgium    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  526-36     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2010 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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