Isolation and characterization of non-labeled and 13C-labeled mannans from Pichia pastoris yeast.Carbohydr Res. 2000 Apr 20; 325(3):216-21.CR
Mannans from genetically modified Pichia pastoris yeast, used for overproduction of neural cell adhesion molecule protein, grown on normal media or on uniformly 13C-labeled glucose and methanol, were isolated and characterized by high-field (750 MHz) NMR spectroscopy. Fully 13C-labeled oligosaccharide fragments were prepared from mannans by acetolysis. According to the data obtained, the mannan is made up of a main chain of alpha-(1-->6)-linked mannopyranosyl residues, substituted at 0-2 with alpha-mannopyranosyl or a alpha-D-Manp-(1-->2)-beta-D-Manp-(1-->2)-beta-D-Manp-(1-->2)-alpha-D-Manp- group, and with much lower content of substitution with beta-D-Manp-(1-->2)-alpha-D-Manp-. A fraction of these oligosaccharide side chains is again substituted with alpha-D-Glcp or alpha-D-GlcpNAc through a phosphodiester linkage to the 6 position of the first mannopyranosyl residue. Improved conditions of acetolysis, cleaving all alpha-(1-->6) linkages, but not beta-mannoside linkages, are proposed.