The elimination of O-linked glycans from glycoproteins under non-reducing conditions

Catherine A. Cooper, Nicolle H. Packer, John W. Redmond*

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A simple procedure is described for the elimination of O-linked glycans from bovine submaxillary mucin under non-reducing conditions, using triethylamine in aqueous hydrazine. The glycans were isolated as the hydrazones, which were converted to the reducing glycans by exchange with acetone in neutral aqueous solution. The glycan alditols obtained after reduction corresponded to those obtained by the reductive β-elimination of O-glycans.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)163-167
Number of pages5
JournalGlycoconjugate Journal
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Apr 1994


  • β-elimination
  • glycoprotein
  • mucin
  • O-linked sugars
  • reducing sugars
  • sugar hydrazones


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