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Identification of Glycoproteins on Nitrocellulose Membranes Using Lectin Blotting

  • Patricia Gravel
  • Olivier Golaz
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Abstract

Glycoproteins result from the covalent association of carbohydrate moieties (glycans) with proteins. The enzymatic glycosylation of proteins is a common and complex form of posttranslational modification. The precise roles played by the carbohydrate moieties of glycoproteins are beginning to be understood (1, 2, 3). It has been established that glycans perform important biological roles including: stabilization of the protein structure, protection from degradation, control of protein solubility, control of protein transport in cells, and control of protein half-life in blood. They also mediate the interactions with other macromolecules, and the recognition and association with viruses, enzymes, and lectins (4, 5, 6).

Keywords

Wheat Germ Agglutinin Carbohydrate Moiety Colorimetric Reaction Carbohydrate Binding Protein Sambucus Nigra Agglutinin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Patricia Gravel
    • 1
  • Olivier Golaz
    • 2
  1. 1.Clinical Research UnitPsychiatric Institutions of GenevaSwitzerland
  2. 2.Central Clinical Chemistry LaboratoryUniversity Hospital of GenevaSwitzerland

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