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Neoglycoproteins as carbohydrate antigens : synthesis, analysis, and polyclonal antibody response

Kerékgyártó, Márta and Fekete, Anikó and Szurmai, Zoltán and Kerékgyártó, János and Takács, László and Kurucz, István and Guttman, András (2013) Neoglycoproteins as carbohydrate antigens : synthesis, analysis, and polyclonal antibody response. Electrophoresis, 34 (16). pp. 2379-86. ISSN 1522-2683

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Abstract

The analysis and polyclonal antibody response for newly synthesized maltose-BSA conjugate neoglycoproteins is described. In this first proof of concept study, a simple carbohydrate antigen, maltose, was linked to BSA by reductive amination. An aglycone spacer was utilized to conserve the intact annular maltose structure and to promote the accessibility of the carbohydrate immunogen hapten during immunization. The neoglycoproteins were investigated by CGE and the number of conjugated maltose residues was determined by MALDI-TOF MS. The neoglycoproteins were then evaluated by immunization of BALB/c mice and the polyclonal antibody response was tested by ELISA as evidence for the presence of sugar-containing epitope-specific antibodies. Selective antibody binding was demonstrated to the synthesized neoglycoproteins with different (low and high) glycosylation degrees suggesting the possible use of this approach to generate antibodies. Moreover, the polyclonal antibody response was not inhibited by maltose or other simple carbohydrates to confirm presence of the neoglycoprotein-specific antibodies.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Carbohydrate antigen / Carbohydrate-specific antibody / ELISA / Neoglycoprote
Subjects: Q Science / természettudomány > QD Chemistry / kémia > QD01 Analytical chemistry / analitikai kémia
Depositing User: Dr Gábor Járvás
Date Deposited: 16 Jan 2014 15:51
Last Modified: 12 May 2016 11:42
URI: http://real.mtak.hu/id/eprint/8911

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