Parallel Glyco-SPOT Synthesis of Glycopeptide Libraries.

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Glycan recognition is typically studied using free glycans, but glycopeptide presentations represent more physiological conditions for glycoproteins. To facilitate studies of glycopeptide recognition, we developed Glyco-SPOT synthesis, which enables the parallel production of diverse glycopeptide libraries at microgram scales. The method uses a closed system for prolonged reactions required for coupling Fmoc-protected glycoamino acids, including O-, N-, and S-linked glycosides, and release conditions to prevent side reactions. To optimize reaction conditions and sample reaction progress, we devised a biopsy testing method. We demonstrate the efficient utilization of such microscale glycopeptide libraries to determine the specificity of glycan-recognizing antibodies (e.g., CTD110.6) using microarrays, enzyme specificity on-array and in-solution (e.g., ST6GalNAc1, GCNT1, and T-synthase), and binding kinetics using fluorescence polarization. We demonstrated that the glycosylation on these peptides can be expanded using glycosyltransferases both in-solution and on-array. This technology will promote the discovery of biological functions of peptide modifications by glycans.

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Cited Authors

  • Mehta, AY; Veeraiah, RKH; Dutta, S; Goth, CK; Hanes, MS; Gao, C; Stavenhagen, K; Kardish, R; Matsumoto, Y; Heimburg-Molinaro, J; Boyce, M; Pohl, NLB; Cummings, RD

Published Date

  • September 17, 2020

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 9

Start / End Page

  • 1207 - 1219.e9

PubMed ID

  • 32610041

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC7556346

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 2451-9448

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.chembiol.2020.06.007


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States