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Studies on the "insoluble" glycoprotein complex from human colon - Identification of reduction-insensitive MUC2 oligomers and C-terminal cleavage

Herrmann, A; Davies, JR; Lindell, G; Martensson, S; Packer, NH; Swallow, DM; Carlstedt, I; (1999) Studies on the "insoluble" glycoprotein complex from human colon - Identification of reduction-insensitive MUC2 oligomers and C-terminal cleavage. J BIOL CHEM , 274 (22) 15828 - 15836. Gold open access

Abstract

The "insoluble" glycoprotein complex was isolated from human colonic tissue and mucin subunits were prepared following reduction, Antibodies raised against peptide sequences within MUC2 revealed that virtually all of this mucin occurs in the insoluble glycoprotein complex. In addition, reduction released a 120-kDa C-terminal MUC2 fragment, showing that proteolytic cleavage in this domain may occur and leave the fragment attached to the complex via disulfide bonds. The variable number tandem repeat region and the irregular repeat domain were isolated after trypsin digestion and shown to have molecular weights of 930,000 and 180,000, respectively, suggesting a molecular weight for the entire MUC2 monomer of approximately 1.5 million. Gel chromatography and agarose gel electrophoresis revealed several populations of MUGS subunits, and analytical ultracentrifugation showed that these have molecular weights on the order of 2 million, 4 million, and 5 million, corresponding to monomers, dimers, and trimers, respectively, Agarose gel electrophoresis of subunits from individuals expressing both a "long" and a "short" MUC2 allele revealed a larger number of populations, consistent with the presence of short and long monomers and oligomers arising from permutations of the two types of monomers. In addition to disulfide bonds, MUGS monomers are apparently joined by a "novel," reduction-insensitive bond.

Type: Article
Title: Studies on the "insoluble" glycoprotein complex from human colon - Identification of reduction-insensitive MUC2 oligomers and C-terminal cleavage
Open access status: An open access publication
Publisher version: http://www.jbc.org/content/early/recent/0
Keywords: RAT SMALL-INTESTINE, MOLECULAR-CLONING, 6M-GUANIDINIUM CHLORIDE, MUCINS, REGION, GENE, CDNA, GLYCOSYLATION, BIOSYNTHESIS, POLYMORPHISM
UCL classification: UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > School of Life and Medical Sciences > Faculty of Life Sciences > Div of Biosciences > Genetics, Evolution and Environment
URI: http://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/87088
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