Electroelution and deglycosylation

Prasad, Krishna Prasad at biologysx.lan.nrc.ca
Sun Oct 9 17:51:36 EST 1994

This is in reply to the query from Yueqiao Huang:
(yqhuang at iastate.edu ()
Subject: Electroelution and deglycosylation

> I want to deglycosylate a protein purified by immunoaffinity
> chromatography. Since  the monoclonal antibody recognizes three bands on
> the Westernern, and I am only interested in one of them, I will have to
> separate that band from the others after immunoaffinity column and

> I tried to cut the band on the PAGE gel after aqueous Coomassie Blue
> Briliant R-250 staining, and electroeluted the band by using IBI
> electroelutor. But I recovered almost nothing.

> My questions are:

>. Can I transfer the bands to a nitrocellulose or PVDF membrane, stain
>he bands, cut the band of interest, and electroelute or extract (by
>ther means) the protein? If yes, how?

>. Can I just do deglycosylation on Nitrocellulose or PVDF membrane and
>hen analyse the deglycosylated core protein? any refenences?

>. If I have to electroelute the protein either from the membrane or from
>he gel, what are the good device you have been using? BioRad? Hoeffer?
>r any other? 

>ny hints/tips/suggestions would be greatly appreciated.

> Yueqiao Huang

I have the following reference for you on carbohydrate analysis performed 
directly on PVDF western blotted protein bands:

M. Weitzhandler et al., J. Biol. Chem, (1993) 268, 5121.

Hope it helps and works.

Good luck.

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