Thermo Scientific™

Pierce™ Glycoprotein Staining Kit

Catalog number:  24562

 Related applications:

Protein Electrophoresis & Western Blotting

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The Pierce Glycoprotein Staining Kit is a convenient, fast, and sensitive colorimetric kit for staining glycosylated proteins in polyacrylamide gels or nitrocellulose membranes using the periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) method.

Specific for glycoproteins—PAS method specifically detects glycosylated proteins with sialic acid and other oxidizable carbohydrate groups
Protocol—the traditional three-reagent method has been streamlined to achieve optimal staining in less than two hours
Colorimetric—glycoproteins are detected as magenta bands against a faint pink or colorless gel background
Qualitative staining—detection limit depends on the extent of glycosylation and protein size and abundance; detects 0.625 ng avidin and 0.16 µg horseradish peroxidase per band
Controls included—complete kit includes positive and negative control proteins (HRP and STI, respectively).

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The kit provides three essential reagents and a complete protocol to specifically stain glycosylated proteins (glycoproteins) that have been separated by polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE). A gel or membrane containing separated proteins is treated with a periodate solution, which oxidizes cis-diol sugar groups in glycoproteins. The resulting aldehyde groups are detected through the formation of Schiff-base bonds with a reagent that produces magenta bands. Traditionally called the periodic acid-Schiff (PAS) reagent method, this staining technique is made easier by the convenient packaging of essential reagents in one kit with easy-to-follow instructions.
WARNING: Cancer –
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Detection Range or Limit: 0.6-160ng glycoprotein/band
Target Molecule: Proteins (Glycoproteins)
Label or Dye: Fuchsin Sulfite
Detection Method: Colorimetric
Detection Location: In-Blot Detection (nitrocellulose), In-Gel Detection
Product Line: Pierce™
Product Size: 750 mL

Contents & storage

Sufficient For: 10 mini gels (SDS-PAGE)
• Oxidation Reagent, 2.5 g powder to make 250 mL
• Reduction Reagent, 1.25 g powder to make 250 mL
• Positive Control (Horseradish Peroxidase), 1 mg
• Negative Control (Soybean Trypsin Inhibitor), 1 mg
• Glycoprotein Stain, 250 mL

Store all components at 4°C.


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