N-Linked Oligosaccharide Profiling by HPLC on Porous Graphitized Carbon (PGC)

  • Elizabeth F. Hounsell
  • Michael J. Davies
  • Kevin D. Smith
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The vast array of possible N-linked oligosaccharides demands high-resolution HPLC columns for their purification (1,2). Reverse-phase (C18) and normal-phase (NH2) columns have been used for the separation (singly or in concert) of many N-linked oligosaccharides. The porous graphitized carbon (PGC) column described in Chapter 106 for O-linked alditol separation will give improved N-linked oligosaccharide resolution over C18 columns, and has the advantage of using salt-free buffers for preparative work (3,4).


Vast Array Control Software Reductive Amination Preparative Work Pulse Amperometric Detection 
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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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