Enzymatic modular synthesis and microarray assay of poly-N-acetyllactosamine derivatives†
A facile enzymatic modular assembly strategy for the preparative-scale synthesis of poly-N-acetyllactosamine (poly-LacNAc) glycans with varied lengths and designed sialylation and/or fucosylation patterns is described. These glycans were printed as a microarray to investigate their interactions with a panel of glycan binding proteins (GBPs). Binding affinities revealed that the avidity of GBPs could be largely affected by the length and the patterns of sialylation and fucosylation.
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