The N-glycan Glycoprotein Deglycosylation Complex (Gpd) from Capnocytophaga canimorsus Deglycosylates Human IgG

Renzi, Francesco and Manfredi, Pablo and Mally, Manuela and Moes, Suzanne and Jenö, Paul and Cornelis, Guy R.. (2011) The N-glycan Glycoprotein Deglycosylation Complex (Gpd) from Capnocytophaga canimorsus Deglycosylates Human IgG. PLoS Pathogens, Vol. 7, H. 6 , e1002118.

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Author Summary Capnocytophaga canimorsus are Gram-negative bacteria from the normal oral flora of dogs and cats. They cause rare but severe infections in humans that have been bitten or simply licked by a dog or cat. Fulminant septicemia and peripheral gangrene with a high mortality are the most common symptoms. A surprising feature of these bacteria is their capacity to feed by foraging the glycan moieties of glycoproteins from animal cells, including phagocytes. Here we show that C. canimorsus can also deglycosylate human IgGs reinforcing the idea that this property of harvesting host glycoproteins may contribute to pathogenesis. We also unravel the complete deglycosylation system which belongs to a large family of systems devoted to foraging complex glycans, found exclusively in the Capnocytophaga-Flavobacteria-Bacteroides group, and whose archetype is the starch harvesting system Sus. It is the first system devoted to deglycosylation of glycoproteins to be characterized.
Faculties and Departments:05 Faculty of Science > Departement Biozentrum > Former Organization Units Biozentrum > Molecular Microbiology (Cornelis)
UniBasel Contributors:Cornelis, Guy R. and Manfredi, Pablo and Sauteur, LoÏc and Jenö, Paul and Moes, Suzanne
Item Type:Article, refereed
Article Subtype:Research Article
Publisher:Public Library of Science
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