Egg yolk sialylglycopeptide: purification, isolation and characterization of N-glycans from minor glycopeptide species†
Sialylglycopeptide (SGP) is a readily available naturally occurring glycopeptide obtained from hen egg yolk which is now commercially available. During SGP extraction, other minor glycopeptide species are identified, bearing N-glycan structures that might be of interest, such as asymmetrically branched and triantennary glycans. As the scale of SGP production increases, recovery of minor glycopeptides and their N-glycans can become more feasible. In this paper, we aim to provide structural characterization of the N-glycans derived from these minor glycopeptides.