Sialic Acid Analysis by HPAEC-PAD

  • Elizabeth F. Hounsell
  • Michael J. Davies
  • Kevin D. Smith
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The most labile monosaccharides are the family of sialic acids, which are usually chain-terminating substituents. These are therefore usually released first by either mild acid hydrolysis or enzyme digestion, and can be analyzed with great sensitivity by high pH anion-exchange chromatography with pulsed auperometric detection (HPAEC-PAD). The remaining oligosaccharide is analyzed as discussed in Chapter 103 to identify the position of linkage of the sialic acid.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Elizabeth F. Hounsell
    • 1
  • Michael J. Davies
    • 1
  • Kevin D. Smith
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Biochemistry and Molecular BiologyUniversity College LondonUK
  2. 2.Department of Pharmaceutical SciencesUniversity of StrathclydeGlasgowScotland, UK

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