Identification of glycoproteins on nitrocellulose membranes and gels

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In this article we describe a procedure for the detection of glycoproteins on gels employing the periodic acid-Schiff's reagent. In addition, a number of staining protocols and direct binding ELISA, employing antibodies and lectins, are described for the identification and quantitation of glycoproteins after their immobilization by dot, slot, or Western blotting onto nitrocellulose membranes. We document, in detail, the conditions (i.e., the effect of solvent and detergents) for the immobilization of one specific family of O-linked glycoproteins, namely mucins. However, taking into account our suggestions, these procedures should be applicable to other types of glycoprotein.

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Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)171-176
Number of pages6
JournalMolecular biotechnology
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1996