In vitro and in vivo comparative and competitive activity-based protein profiling of GH29 α-l-fucosidases

Chem Sci. 2015 May 1;6(5):2782-false. doi: 10.1039/c4sc03739a. Epub 2015 Feb 9.


GH29 α-l-fucosidases catalyze the hydrolysis of α-l-fucosidic linkages. Deficiency in human lysosomal α-l-fucosidase (FUCA1) leads to the recessively inherited disorder, fucosidosis. Herein we describe the development of fucopyranose-configured cyclophellitol aziridines as activity-based probes (ABPs) for selective in vitro and in vivo labeling of GH29 α-l-fucosidases from bacteria, mice and man. Crystallographic analysis on bacterial α-l-fucosidase confirms that the ABPs act by covalent modification of the active site nucleophile. Competitive activity-based protein profiling identified l-fuconojirimycin as the single GH29 α-l-fucosidase inhibitor from eight configurational isomers.