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Fluoresceinamine labeled Sodium Heparan sulfate


Heparan sulfate (HS) is a sulfated glycosaminoglycan composed of repeating disaccharide units of D-iduronic acid (IdoUA) or D-glucuronic acid (GlcUA) and N-acetyl-D-glucosamine or N-sulfo-glucosamine. HS is abundant in basement membrane of kidney and blood vessel exists as unbranched polysaccharide chains. This product is prepared by the fluorescent labeling of HS derived from porcine kidney according to the method of Ogamo et al.1). Fluoresceinamine molecules are chemically attached to carboxyl groups of the GlcUA or IdoUA of HS. This solution is dissolved in PBS (-) and sterilized by filtration. The excitation wavelength is 490~500 nm and the emission wavelength is 515~525 nm. The enclosed Certification of Analysis lists actual values for product specifications.

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Typical disaccharide formula of Sodium Heparan Sulfate

Analysis of binding activities with bFGF

Basic fibroblast growth factor (bFGF, 10µg/mL in PBS, 100 µL/well) was added into 96well plate (Nunc, 437111) and incubated at 37°C for 1h. The plate was washed with PBS, and then fluorescein-labeled GAG solution with various concentrations in PBS was added to each well (100µL/well ) and incubated at 37°C for 1h. After washing the plate, 0.1N NaOH was added (100µL/well), and the fluorescence intensity was measured using a fluoro-plate reader with an excitation wavelength of 485 nm and an emission wavelength of 535 nm. It was observed that the fluorescence intensity was increased with the concentration of FACS-E1, FAHS-P1 FAHep-N1 and FAHS-P1 whereas the intensity was little increased in the case of FAHA-M1. The result suggests an interaction between sulfated GAG and bFGF.


Appearance yellow green solution
Concentration of FADS 0.90-1.10mg/mL
Wavelength of Excitation 490-500 nm
Wavelength of Emission 515-525 nm
Degree of Substitution* 0.600-1.100%
Fluorescent Purity on Electrophoresis one band at same mobility with original NaHS
Storage Store protected from light at -20°Cor below.
We recommend storing in aliquots appropriate for anticipated usage.

NaHS: Sodium Heparan Sulfate
*Degree of Substitution was expressed as the molar percentage of bound fluoresceinamine groups to disaccharide units.

Excitation and emission spectrum of FAHS-P1 (pH10)

Elution profiles of FADS-B1, FAHep-N1 and FAHS-P1 on GPC
(Column: TSKgel G4000PWXL (7.8mmI.D. × 30cm × 1))

Cellulose acetate membrane electrophoresis of FAHep-N1 NaHS: Sodium Heparan Sulfate

Raw materials of FAHA, FACS, FADS, FAHep and FAHS
Product Name Raw Material Product Name Raw Material
Product Name Raw Material Product Name Raw Material
FAHA-H1, H2 Streptococcus sp. FACS-A1 whale cartilage
FAHA-M1, M2 chicken comb FACS-C1 shark cartilage
FAHA-L1, L2 Streptococcus sp. FACS-D1 shark cartilage
FAHA-S1 Streptococcus sp. FACS-E1 squid cartilage
FAHA-T1 Streptococcus sp. FADS-B1 porcine skin
FAHep-N1 porcine intestine FAHS-P1 porcine kidney

1. Ogamo A et al.: Carbohydr.Res., 105, 69 (1982)

Product List

Product Name Cat# Quantity Price

Fluoresceinamine Labeled Sodium Heparan Sulfate (P1)


¥ 48,000
$ 640
€ 480

To be used for research only. DO NOT use for human gene therapy or clinical diagnosis.

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