Capillary and slab gel electrophoresis profiling of oligosaccharides

András Guttman, Christopher Starr

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Capillary electrophoresis with laser‐induced fluorescent detection, a one‐dimensional version of the well‐established planar analytical method of polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis, has been proven to be a powerful new microanalytical method for profiling complex carbohydrates. In this paper a comparison is presented between the planar high concentration polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis method and capillary electrophoresis of different carbohydrates with respect to performance and efficiency. N‐Linked oligosaccharides were released from several glycoproteins, including fetuin, human immunodeficiency virus (HIV) envelope recombinant glycoprotein (GP‐120), α1‐acid glycoprotein and ribonuclease B, using recombinant peptide‐N‐glycosidase F (PNGase F). Both separation methods involve labeling of the released carbohydrates at the reducing end with the fluorescent dye, disodium 8‐amino‐1,3,6‐naphthalene trisulfonate (ANTS). Fluorophore labeling was followed by separation of the labeled oligosaccharides either by high concentration polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis or capillary electrophoresis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)993-997
Number of pages5
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 1995


  • Capillary electrophoresis
  • Carbohydrates
  • Oligosaccharides
  • Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Analytical Chemistry
  • Biochemistry
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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