1996 Volume 60 Issue 7 Pages 1123-1130
Ascorbate oxidase from the fungus Acremonium sp. HI-25 is a copper-containing glycoprotein that catalyzes the oxidation of ascorbic acid to dehydroascorbic acid. Monosaccharide composition analysis showed that the enzyme contains exclusively N-linked oligosaccharide chains. Following liberation by hydrazinolysis/re-N-acetylation, and fractionation by HPLC on anion exchange, Amide-80 and/or octadecyl silica columns after derivatization with p-aminobenzoic ethyl ester, the structures of the twelve major neutral oligosaccharides were identified by FAB-MS, 400MHz 1H-NMR, methylation analysis, mild acid hydrolysis, and/or sequential exoglycosidase digestions. Acremonium sp. ascorbate oxidase was found to consist of high-mannose type oligosaccharides (76.3%) having 4 to 9 mannose residues and a series of novel D-galactofuranose-containing high-mannose type oligosaccharides (18.6%) with the following structure.[chemical formula]
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