Fluorophore-assisted carbohydrate electrophoresis (FACE) was applied to determine the molecular mass (M) values of various chondroitin sulfate (CS) samples. After labeling with 8-aminonaphthalene-1,3,6-trisulfonic acid (ANTS), FACE was able to resolve each CS sample as a discrete band depending on the M value. After densitometric acquisition, the migration distance of each CS standard was acquired and the third grade polynomial calibration standard curve was determined by plotting the logarithms of the M values as a function of migration ratio. Purified CS samples of different origin and the European Pharmacopeia CS standard were analyzed by both FACE and conventional high-performance size-exclusion liquid chromatography (HPSEC) methods. The molecular weight value on the top of the chromatographic peak (Mp), the number-average Mn, weight-average Mw, and polydispersity (Mw/Mn) were examined by both techniques and found to be quite similar. This study demonstrates that FACE analysis is a suitable, sensitive and simple method for the determination of the M values of CS macromolecules with possible utilization in virtually any kind of research and development such as quality control laboratories.
|Anno di pubblicazione:||2010|
|Titolo:||Determination of molecular mass values of chondroitin sulfates by fluorophore-assisted carbohydrate electrophoresis (FACE)|
|Autori:||Buzzega, D.; Maccari, Francesca; Volpi, Nicola|
|Appare nelle tipologie:||Articolo su rivista|
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