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Reference: Ikeda Y, et al. (2009) Identification and characterization of a gene required for alpha1,2-mannose extension in the O-linked glycan synthesis pathway in Schizosaccharomyces pombe. FEMS Yeast Res 9(1):115-25

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Abstract The KTRalpha1,2-mannosyltransferase gene family of Saccharomyces cerevisiae is responsible not only for outer-chain modifications of N-linked oligosaccharides but also for elongation of O-linked mannose residues. To identify genes involved in the elongation step of O-linked oligosaccharide chains in Schizosaccharomyces pombe, we characterized six genes, omh1(+)-omh6(+), that share significant sequence similarity to the S. cerevisiae KTR family. Six deletion strains were constructed, each carrying a single disrupted omh allele. All strains were viable, indicating that none of the omh genes was essential. Heterologous expression of a chitinase from S. cerevisiae in the omh mutants revealed that O-glycosylation of chitinase had decreased in omh1Delta cells, but not in the other mutants, indicating that the other omh genes do not appear to be required for O-glycan synthesis. Addition of the second alpha1,2-linked mannose residue was blocked in omh1Delta cells. An Omh1-GFP fusion protein was found to be localized in the Golgi apparatus. These results indicate that Omh1p plays a major role in extending alpha1,2-linked mannose in the O-glycan pathway in S. pombe.

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Ikeda Y, Ohashi T, Tanaka N, Takegawa K
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