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Glycosylation sites of hemocyanins of Helix pomatia and Sepia officinalis
Gielens, C.; De Geest, N.; Compernolle, F.; Préaux, G. (2004). Glycosylation sites of hemocyanins of Helix pomatia and Sepia officinalis. Micron 35(1-2): 99-100. dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.micron.2003.10.031
In: Micron. PERGAMON-ELSEVIER SCIENCE LTD: Oxford. ISSN 0968-4328, more
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Keywords
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    hemocyanin; functional units; carbohydrates; N-glycosylation sites;castropod; cephalopod; alpha-macroglobulin

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  • Gielens, C., more
  • De Geest, N.
  • Compernolle, F.
  • Préaux, G.

Abstract
    Glycopeptides were isolated from functional units of two molluscan hemocyanins (Hcs). They were analyzed and localized in the sequences. A comparison with potential N-glycosylation sites of two other molluscan Hcs was made. An immunological cross-reactivity was observed between the beta-Hc and the alpha-macroglobulin of Helix pomotia. ELISA experiments with glycopeptide fractions indicated a competition.

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