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PEG4-SPDP (PEGylated, long-chain SPDP crosslinker)

Catalog number:  26128

 Related applications:

Protein Labeling & Crosslinking

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Thermo Scientific Pierce PEG4-SPDP is a multifunctional crosslinker for protein conjugation via amine-to-amine or amine-to-sulfhydryl crosslinks that contain a 4-unit polyethylene glycol (PEG) group and a reducible (cleavable) disulfide bond.

Features of PEG4-SPDP:

Efficient amine conjugationNHS ester provides effective conjugation to lysines, N-termini of peptides and other primary amines
Reversible sulfhydryl conjugationpyridyldithiol group enables disulfide linkage with reduced cysteines and other sulfhydryl groups, providing a stable but cleavable bond
Polyethylene glycol—PEG groups are flexible, non-immunogenic, hydrophilic, and often enhance the solubility of attached molecules
Spacer arm—connects primary amines and sulfhydryl targets at distances up to 25.7 angstroms; compare to PEG12-SPDP (54.1 angstroms)

SPDP-type reagents have an amine-reactive N-hydroxysuccinimide (NHS) ester at one end and a suflhydryl-reactive 2-pyridyldithiol group at the opposite end. PEG4-SPDP has a 4-unit polyethylene glycol spacer arm, which confers greater solubility to the crosslinker and linked proteins compared to crosslinkers having only hydrocarbon spacers. Pyridyldithiol reagents produce disulfide-containing linkages that can be cleaved with reducing agents such as dithiothreitol (DTT). Crosslinking experiments with SPDP reagents are not limited to those involving proteins. Any of a variety of molecules with primary amines and sulfhydryl groups can be modified or crosslinked using an SPDP reagent.

Conjugation of SPDP reagents to primary amines reactions via the NHS ester is most commonly performed at pH 7 to 8 in phosphate, carbonate/bicarbonate or borate buffer. Other buffers that do not contain primary amines (or thiols or disulfide reducing reagents—see the sulfhydryl reactivity discussion) are also effective.

Reaction with the sulfhydryl-reactive pyridyldithio group can be performed with (simultaneously) or following the amine reaction, and it occurs optimally at pH 7 to 8. The reaction results in pyridine-2-thione displacement, the concentration of which can be determined by measuring the absorbance at 343nm. Reaction buffers must be free of thiols and disulfide reducing agents until quenching or reduction of the 2-pyridyldithio is desired.

Product References:
Crosslinker Application Guide -- search for recent literature references for this product

Related Products
PEG12-SPDP (PEGylated, long-chain SPDP crosslinker)
SPDP (succinimidyl 3-(2-pyridyldithio)propionate)
For Research Use Only. Not for use in diagnostic procedures.


Crosslinker Type: Heterobifunctional
Labeling Method: Chemical Labeling
Product Line: Pierce™
Product Size: 100 mg
Solubility: Water
Spacer: Cleavable, Extra-Long, Pegylated

Contents & storage

Upon receipt store at -20°C protected from moisture. Product is shipped at ambient temperature.


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