Pierce™ Glycoprotein Carbohydrate Estimation Kit

Catalog number: 23260

Thermo Scientific™  Related applications: Protein Assays and Analysis

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The Thermo Scientific Pierce Glycoprotein Carbohydrate Estimation Kit enables the amount of protein glycosylation to be measured as the percent of total purified protein mass.

Features of the Glycoprotein Carbohydrate Estimation Kit:

Qualitative—easily identifies purified proteins as glycoproteins or samples as contaminated with sugars
Semi-quantitative—estimates the percent carbohydrate content (w/w) of purified glycoprotein by comparison to the included set of glycoprotein standards
Simple procedure—completed in less than 75 minutes; instructions include microplate and test tube protocols
Adaptable—standard curve format allows for the design of alternative tests for aldehydes and carbohydrate components

The Glycoprotein Carbohydrate Estimation Kit includes six purified glycoprotein standards and the required assay reagents to effectively estimate the amount of oxidizable glycosylation (percent carbohydrate by weight) of purified protein samples. Sugar groups in the glycoprotein sample are first oxidized with sodium meta-periodate to produce detectable aldehyde groups. Then the sample is reacted with the colorimetric Glycoprotein Detection Reagent. Absorbance at 550 nm of the resulting purple reaction product is measured with a spectrophotometer or plate reader. Finally, the carbohydrate content in the glycoprotein is calculated by comparison to results from the five glycoprotein standards that are included in the kit.

• Determine if a purified polyclonal antibody or other protein is glycosylated before attempting to perform carbohydrate-based conjugation or immobilization chemistries with hydrazide reagents
• Characterize and classify purified protein fractions from an affinity procedure
• Assess sugar and carbohydrate contamination in non-glycosylated protein samples

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Glycoprotein Standards Set for Pierce™ Glycoprotein Carbohydrate Estimation Kit
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Technique: Absorbance, Solution-based Detection
Assay Type: Protein Quantitation Assay
Product Size: 500 mg
Detection Method: Colorimetric
For Use With (Equipment): Microplate Reader, Spectrophotometer

Contents & storage

Sufficient For: 60 tube assays or 250 microplate assays
• Sodium meta-Periodate, 500 mg
• Pierce Glycoprotein Detection Reagent, 500 mg
• Glycoprotein Assay Buffer, 250 mL
• Glycoprotein Standards Set, 5-protein set


Manuals & protocols