Correlation Engine 2.0
Clear Search sequence regions

Sizes of these terms reflect their relevance to your search.

Post-translational modification with O-linked β-N-acetylglucosamine (O-GlcNAc) occurs selectively on serine and/or threonine residues of cytoplasmic and nuclear proteins, and dynamically regulates their molecular functions. Since conventional strategies to evaluate the O-GlcNAcylation level of a specific protein require time-consuming steps, the development of a rapid and easy method for the detection and quantification of an O-GlcNAcylated protein has been a challenging issue. Here, we describe a novel method in which O-GlcNAcylated and non-O-GlcNAcylated forms of proteins are separated by lectin affinity gel electrophoresis using wheat germ agglutinin (WGA), which primarily binds to N-acetylglucosamine residues. Electrophoresis of cell lysates through a gel containing copolymerized WGA selectively induced retardation of the mobility of O-GlcNAcylated proteins, thereby allowing the simultaneous visualization of both the O-GlcNAcylated and the unmodified forms of proteins. This method is therefore useful for the quantitative detection of O-GlcNAcylated proteins.


Yuji Kubota, Ko Fujioka, Mutsuhiro Takekawa. WGA-based lectin affinity gel electrophoresis: A novel method for the detection of O-GlcNAc-modified proteins. PloS one. 2017;12(7):e0180714

Expand section icon Mesh Tags

Expand section icon Substances

PMID: 28686627

View Full Text