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Shah MM, Fujiyama K, Flynn CR, Joshi L
2003
December
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Sialylated endogenous glycoconjugates in plant cells.
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21
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Bioengineered plants are emerging as promising systems for the production of therapeutically valuable proteins. It has been commonly accepted that plants do not perform mammalian-like post-translational modifications, particularly sialylation of glycoconjugates, and no evidence has previously been reported to suggest that they have such capabilities. Here we report the presence of sialylated glycoconjugates in suspension-cultured cells of Arabidopsis thaliana and suggest that a genetic and enzymatic basis for sialylation exists in plants.
10.1038/nbt912
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