Phosphate and mannose transfer from guanosine diphosphate mannose to yeast mannan acceptors

Bretthauer, R.K.; Kozak, L.P.; Irwin, W.E.

Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications 37(5): 820-827


ISSN/ISBN: 0006-291X
PMID: 4311996
DOI: 10.1016/0006-291x(69)90965-6
Accession: 043937221

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A particulate enzyme isolated from Hansenula holstii Hansenula holstii catalyzes the transfer of 14C-mannose from guanosine diphosphate 14C-mannose and of 32P-phosphate from β-32P-guanosine diphosphate mannose to endogenous acceptor molecules. The 32P-product is solubilized with Tris buffer, excluded from Sephadex G-50 and precipitated with Fehling's reagent.32P-Mannose 6-phosphate is recovered from acid hydrolyzates. Mild acid hydrolysis liberates newly incorporated mannose residues and allows the 32P-phosphate to be released as inorganic phosphate by phoshomonoesterase. The synthesis of a 1, 6′-phosphodiester linkage between 2 mannose residues is proposed.