Labeling of monosaccharide

Bob McLean mclean at txstate.edu
Fri Jul 30 08:25:03 EST 2004


Dear Ashley,

There are a number of lectin probes that have been used to bind to 
polysaccharides. Lectins, which are polysaccharide binding proteins, 
characteristically will attach to particular sugar residues or groups of 
sugar residues. A number of investigators have attached fluorescent probes 
to lectins as well as other proteins. Concanavlin A and Wheat Germ 
Agglutinin are two examples of lectins.  One person whom you might contact 
regarding this issue is Howard Ceri at the University of Calgary 
(ceri at ucalgary.ca) He has extensive lectin and biofilm expertise.

Best regards,

Bob McLean

At 10:41 AM 7/30/2004 +0100, you wrote:
>Hi all,
>
>I have a friend who intend to label monosaccharide (eg: fucose) but
>only came across DTAF from Molecular Probes which can label
>polysaccharide. Does anyone, by any chance, used this labeling process
>before or tried to label monosaccharide before? By the way, the label
>must not be toxic.
>
>Thank you in advance =3D)
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