Size exclusion chromatography as a tool for evaluation of fragmentation pattern of gastric mucins under non-degrading conditions
Prague Medical Report
Gastric mucins are high molecular weight extracellular glycoproteins that play a major role in the protection of the gastrointestinal tract and besides that they are also involved in many disease processes. In the present study, size exclusion chromatography under non-degrading conditions was used to study the fragmentation pattern of native gastric mucins. The samples of gastric mucins of different origin obtained by an extraction of gastric mucosa with Tris-HCl buffer, pH 7.3 were separated
... .3 were separated using size exclusion chromatography on Sephadex G-100. While samples of rat gastric mucins are characterized by the presence of only high-molecular weight fraction of glycoproteins, fragmented mucin components in non-denaturated samples were observed in canine and human gastric mucins. Differences in the fragmentation pattern were observed in patients with ulcer diseases and gastric cancer. Degradation products of mucins were also detected using polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis in the presence of SDS.