para-Nitrophenol (pNP)-tagged α2-8-linked sialosides containing different sialic acid forms were chemoenzymatically synthesized using an efficient one-pot three-enzyme α2-8-sialylation system. The resulting compounds allowed high-throughput substrate specificity studies of the α2-8-sialidase activity of a recombinant human cytosolic sialidase hNEU2 and various bacterial sialidases. The sialoside substrate profiles obtained can be used to guide the selection of suitable sialidases for sialylglycan analysis and for cell and tissue surface glycan modification. They can also be used to guide sialidase inhibitor design.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry