P0430 Sigma

Periodic acid

for electrophoresis, ≥99%



Analysis Note

Tested for use in staining of glycoproteins.


Periodic acid is commonly used as a component for glycoprotein stains. Selective staining of glycoproteins on SDS-PAGE and membranes is carried out using a modification of the Periodic Acid-Schiff (PAS) method. Staining of sugar moieties of glycoproteins yields magenta bands with a colorless background. The Periodic Acid/Schiff Reagent stains vicinal diol groups found mainly on peripheral sugars and sialic acids and is used as a general glycoprotein stain. Periodic acid is also used to cleave reversible cross-linkers (e.g. DATD, DHEBA) in PAGE gels.

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NMR Analysis of Glycans

Nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) spectroscopy measures the extent to which a glycan or other molecule distorts a magnetic field. This technique is non-destructive and can provide full structural info...
Glycobiology Analysis Manual, 2nd Edition
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