Water soluble polyacrylamide derivatives of saccharides
protein-saccharide binding studies
heparin coupled to polyacrylamide
Springer Online Journal Archives 1860-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
Abstract Water-soluble poly(acrylamide-allylamine) copolymers containing covalently bound amino groups, prepared by copolymerization of acrylamide and allylamine, can be used as general carriers for coupling of different types of saccharides or saccharide derivatives. The water-soluble macromolecular carbohydrate derivatives can be easily labelled and used in various solid-phase techniques to study protein-saccharide interaction. Two types of coupling reaction were used to prepare polyacrylamide derivatives of saccharides: reductive amination was applied to couple the reducing disaccharides and a carbodiimide reaction was used to couple heparin via its carboxyl groups to the amino groups of the poly(acrylamide-allylamine) derivative. Peroxidase labelled or biotinylated derivatives were shown to be useful in studies on the binding properties of lectins and proteins from boar seminal plasma.
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