• Tomoya O. Akama
  • Masayoshi Oh-Eda
  • Michiko N. Fukuda


Golgi α-mannosidase II (MII) is a processing enzyme involved in N-glycan biosynthesis (Tulsiani et al. 1982b; Moremen and Touster 1985; Moremen et al. 1994). Mil- related enzyme, α-mannosidase IIx (MX), was identified in the human genome; and subsequently, MX cDNA was cloned (Misago et al. 1995).


Oligosaccharide Substrate Golgi Mannosidase Man2A2 Gene Single GlcNAc Residue Golgi Membrane Fraction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomoya O. Akama
    • 1
  • Masayoshi Oh-Eda
    • 1
  • Michiko N. Fukuda
    • 1
  1. 1.The Burnham InstituteLa JollaUSA

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