The L2 and HNK-1 monoclonal antibodies recognize carbohydrate determinants containing sulfate-3-glucuronate that are prominent on cells of neural crest lineages. In humans these epitopes are most abundant on the Myelin Associated Glycoprotein and it was assumed that they co-localize on the same molecules. Recently, in vitro synthesized carbohydrates have provided a basis for the different recognition requirements of these two antibodies. We now provide in vivo evidence that a human melanoma cell line can produce glycoproteins such as fibronectin, which is recognized by both the L2 and HNK-1 antibodies, and simultaneously a transfected Myelin Associated Glycoprotein carrying only L2-type carbohydrates. Conceivably, the differential expression of L2-and HNK-1 type glycans could have a role in development.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|State||Published - 1995|