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J Am Chem Soc ; 144(20): 9057-9065, 2022 05 25.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1839492

ABSTRACT

Glycosylation of proteins is a complicated post-translational modification. Despite the significant progress in glycoproteomics, accurate functions of glycoproteins are still ambiguous owing to the difficulty in obtaining homogeneous glycopeptides or glycoproteins. Here, we describe a streamlined chemoenzymatic method to prepare complex glycopeptides by integrating hydrophobic tag-supported chemical synthesis and enzymatic glycosylations. The hydrophobic tag is utilized to facilitate peptide chain elongation in the liquid phase and expeditious product separation. After removal of the tag, a series of glycans are installed on the peptides via efficient glycosyltransferase-catalyzed reactions. The general applicability and robustness of this approach are exemplified by efficient preparation of 16 well-defined SARS-CoV-2 O-glycopeptides, 4 complex MUC1 glycopeptides, and a 31-mer glycosylated glucagon-like peptide-1. Our developed approach will open up a new range of easy access to various complex glycopeptides of biological importance.


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COVID-19 , Glycopeptides , SARS-CoV-2 , Glycopeptides/chemical synthesis , Glycopeptides/chemistry , Glycoproteins/chemistry , Glycosylation , Humans , Peptides/metabolism , SARS-CoV-2/chemistry
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Chem Commun (Camb) ; 57(55): 6804-6807, 2021 Jul 08.
Article in English | MEDLINE | ID: covidwho-1284708

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Glycosylation plays important roles in SARS-CoV-2 infection. We describe here a facile chemoenzymatic synthesis of core-fucosylated N-glycopeptides derived from the SARS-CoV-2 Spike protein and their binding with glycan-dependent neutralizing antibody S309 and human lectin CLEC4G. The synthetic glycopeptides provide tools for further functional characterization of viral glycosylation.


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Glycopeptides/chemical synthesis , Glycopeptides/metabolism , Spike Glycoprotein, Coronavirus/chemistry , Antibodies, Neutralizing/immunology , Chemistry Techniques, Synthetic , Glycopeptides/chemistry , Glycopeptides/immunology , Glycosylation , Polysaccharides/metabolism
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