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N-linked glycosylation

Thursday 20 March 2008

N-linked glycosylation is an essential posttranslational modification of proteins in eukaryotes. The substrate of N-linked glycosylation, dolichol pyrophosphate (DolPP)-GlcNAc(2)Man(9)Glc(3), is assembled through a complex series of ordered reactions requiring the translocation of the intermediate DolPP-GlcNAc(2)Man(5) structure across the endoplasmic-reticulum membrane.


- Haeuptle MA, Pujol FM, Neupert C, Winchester B, Kastaniotis AJ, Aebi M, Hennet T. Human RFT1 deficiency leads to a disorder of N-linked glycosylation. Am J Hum Genet. 2008 Mar;82(3):600-6. PMID: 18313027