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Analysis of the neutral glycan fractions of glycosyl-phosphatidylinositols by thin-layer chromatography.

P Schneider, JE Ralton, MJ McConville, MA Ferguson

Anal Biochem | Published : 1993


The radiolabeled neutral glycan fractions of both glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol (GPI) protein anchors and related glycolipids were analyzed by thin-layer chromatography on silica gel 60, using butanol:ethanol:water (4:3:3, v/v) or a combination of 1-propanol:acetone:water (9:6:5, v/v and 5:4:1, v/v) as solvents. Dextran acid hydrolysates were used as standards, and oligomers up to 11 glucose units could be resolved. A comparison of 18 GPI-glycan standards revealed that their migration was dependent mainly on the size of the oligosaccharide. Isomers were generally not resolved, with the exception of Man alpha 1-6Man alpha 1-4AHM and Man alpha 1-3Man alpha 1-4AHM. Structures containing galacto..

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