Ukr.Biochem.J. 2017; Volume 89, Issue 1, Jan-Feb, pp. 59-70


Serum glycomarkers of endoplasmic reticulum and lysosomal-endosomal system stress in human healthy aging and diseases

I. U. Pismenetskaya1, T. D. Butters2

1SI Dnepropetrovsk Medical Academy, Ukraine;
2CarboNet Consulting Ltd., Oxford, UK

To verify the idea that extracellular free oligosaccharides might be able to reflect the functional status of the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and lysosomal-endosomal system, HPLC-profiles of serum-derived free oligosaccharides (FOS) in human healthy aging, acute myeloproliferative neoplasms, and cardiovascular pathologies were compared with intracellular glycans. After plasma deproteinization and FOS purification the oligosaccharides were labelled with anthranilic acid, separated into the neutral and charged with QAE Sephadex (Q25-120) chromatography and analysed using high-performance liquid chromatography (HPLC). The charged FOS were digested with a sialidase and compared with free oligosaccharides from transferrin for structural decoding. HPLC-profiles of serum-derived FOS revealed mild delay of the dolichol phosphate cycle in ER, moderate intensification of ER-associated degradation (ERAD) and degradation in endosomal-lysosomal system with aging; an inhibition of the dolichol phosphate cycle, intensification of ERAD and increasing of lysosomal exocytosis in acute myeloproliferative neoplasms; intensification of ERAD and glycocojugate degradation with endosomal-lysosomal system in cardiovascular diseases. As serum free oligosaccharides are able to reflect specifically perturbations in ER and endosomal-lysosomal system under wide range of stressors they can serve as extracellular markers of functionality of these organelles.

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