A recognition marker required for uptake of a lysosomal enzyme by cultured fibroblasts

Scot Hickman, Larry J. Shapiro, Elizabeth F. Neufeld

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Abstract

N-acetyl-β-hexosaminidase secreted by cultured skin fibroblasts from normal individuals, or from patients with mucopolysaccharidoses, is effectively captured by fibroblasts derived from patients with Sandhoff disease. On the other hand, N-acetyl-β-hexosaminidase from several other sources (including placenta, urine, and secretions of fibroblasts from patients with mucolipidosis II or III) is taken up to a much lesser extent. The uptake of the normal fibroblast hydrolase can be abolished by periodate oxidation under conditions that do not affect its catalytic activity, stability, or binding to Concanavalin A - Sepharose. These results suggest that uptake into fibroblasts requires a specific marker on the enzyme.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)55-61
Number of pages7
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume57
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 15 1974

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