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Author Zachariah, Bobby ♦ Marikar, Yasmin ♦ Basu, D.
Source Sree Chitra Tirunal Institute for Medical Sciences & Technology
Content type Text
Publisher Indian Journal of Biochemistry & Biophysics
File Format PDF
Language English
Subject Domain (in DDC) Natural sciences & mathematics ♦ Life sciences; biology ♦ Physiology & related subjects ♦ Biochemistry ♦ Technology ♦ Medicine & health
Subject Domain (in MeSH) Amino Acids, Peptides, and Proteins ♦ Chemicals and Drugs ♦ Investigative Techniques ♦ Analytical, Diagnostic and Therapeutic Techniques and Equipment ♦ Chemical Phenomena ♦ Biological Sciences
Subject Keyword Biochemistry
Abstract The cell surface glycoproteins of foetal human neurons and glial cells were isolated by affinity chromatography on Con A-Sepharose 4B. Dissociation of Con A from the matrix took place independent of buffer composition and the absence of lipids and/or detergents during chromatography. It was apparently related to the nature of glyco proteins. Pretreatment of Con A-Sepharose 4B with urea or guanidine minimized this problem. The elution of glycoproteins from the affinity matrix at 4-degrees-C, instead of the usual 25-degrees-C, reduced both Con A and glycolipid contamination in the eluate. Dot-enzyme-linked-lectin assay was carried out with horse radish peroxidase conjugated lectins and serotonin. It was observed that total glycoproteins contained high mannose, hybrid and a limited quantity of biantennary complex type oligosaccharide chains. O-linked oligosaccharides were also present. Desialylation and sodium chloride inhibited binding to serotonin and wheat germ agglutinin indicating the presence of sialic acid residues. Fucose was attached to the innermost core GlcNAc residue, as revealed by affinity towards pea lectin.
Education Level UG and PG
Learning Resource Type Article
Educational Framework Medical Council of India (MCI)
Volume Number 28
Issue Number 41035
Page Count 6
Starting Page 412
Ending Page 417