A fibroblast heparan sulphate proteoglycan with a 70 kDa core protein is linked to membrane phosphatidylinositol

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Here we present evidence that a fibroblast heparan sulphate proteoglycan of approx. 300 kDa and with a core protein of apparent molecular mass 70 kDa is covalently linked to the plasma membrane via a linkage structure involving phosphatidylinositol. Phosphatidylinositol-specific phospholipase C releases such a heparan sulphate proteoglycan only from cells labelled with [35S]sulphate in the absence of serum. Cell cultures labelled with [3H]myo-inositol in the absence or presence of serum produce a radiolabelled heparan sulphate proteoglycan which was purified by gel-permeation chromatography and ion-exchange chromatography on MonoQ. Digestion with heparan sulphate lyase and analysis by gel-permeation chromatography and sodium dodecylsulphate-polyacrylamide gel-electrophoresis revealed that the 3H-label is associated with a core protein of apparent mass 70 kDa.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Dermatology and Venereal Diseases
  • Pharmacology and Toxicology
  • Medicinal Chemistry


  • heparan sulphate, phosphatidylinositol, fibroblasts, proteoglycan
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)563-572
JournalGlycoconjugate Journal
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1990
Publication categoryResearch

Bibliographic note

The information about affiliations in this record was updated in December 2015. The record was previously connected to the following departments: Glycobiology (013212006), Macrophage Signalling (013212039), Department of Dermatology and Venereology (Lund) (013006000)