Glycosylation of cytokines appears to be responsible for several differences in their activity, and focusing on G-CSF, several divergences between the non-glycosylated G-CSF, Filgrastim, and the glycosylated G-CSF, Lenograstim, have been reported. To verify the role of G-CSF glycosylation in mediating these differences we tested in vitro the effects on the RhoA activation of the different G-CSFs, including deglycosylated Lenograstim. The results showed that Filgrastim induced sustained-RhoA activation while Lenograstim did not do so. Deglycosylated Lenograstim mimicked Filgrastim, resulting in RhoA hyper-activation. These in vitro findings demonstrate that the glycosylation of G-CSF plays a crucial role in RhoA activation.

Glycosylation interference on RhoA activation: focus on G-CSF

MATTII, LETIZIA;AZZARA', ANTONIO;D'URSO, GIUSEPPINA;MONTALI, UMBERTO;PETRINI, MARIO
2011

Abstract

Glycosylation of cytokines appears to be responsible for several differences in their activity, and focusing on G-CSF, several divergences between the non-glycosylated G-CSF, Filgrastim, and the glycosylated G-CSF, Lenograstim, have been reported. To verify the role of G-CSF glycosylation in mediating these differences we tested in vitro the effects on the RhoA activation of the different G-CSFs, including deglycosylated Lenograstim. The results showed that Filgrastim induced sustained-RhoA activation while Lenograstim did not do so. Deglycosylated Lenograstim mimicked Filgrastim, resulting in RhoA hyper-activation. These in vitro findings demonstrate that the glycosylation of G-CSF plays a crucial role in RhoA activation.
Mattii, Letizia; Battolla, B; Azzara', Antonio; D'Urso, Giuseppina; Montali, Umberto; Petrini, Mario
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