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Remodeling of host glycoproteins during bacterial infection
Yeolhoe Kim1 (Graduate student), Jeong Yeon Ko1 (Graduate student), Won Ho Yang 1,* (Professor)
1Department of Systems Biology, BK21 Plus Project, College of Life Science and Biotechnology, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea,
2Glycosylation Network Research Center, Yonsei University, 50 Yonsei-ro, Seodaemun-gu, Seoul 03722, Republic of Korea
Protein glycosylation is a common post-translational modification found in all living organisms. This modification in bacterial pathogens plays a pivotal role in their infectious processes including pathogenicity, immune evasion, and host-pathogen interactions. Importantly, many key proteins of host immune systems are also glycosylated and bacterial pathogens can notably modulate glycosylation of these host proteins to facilitate pathogenesis through the induction of abnormal host protein activity and abundance. In recent years, interest in studying the regulation of host protein glycosylation caused by bacterial pathogens is increasing to fully understand bacterial pathogenesis. In this review, we focus on how bacterial pathogens regulate remodeling of host glycoproteins during infections to promote the pathogenesis.
Abstract, Accepted Manuscript [Submitted on September 10, 2021, Accepted on October 20, 2021]
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