Chemical characterisation of oligosaccharides in commercially pasteurised dromedary camel (Camelus dromedarius) milk

O. A. Alhaj, E. Taufik, Y. Handa, K. Fukuda, T. Saito, T. Urashima

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    Abstract

    It has been suggested that bactrian camel milk and colostrum may be a good source of biologically significant oligosaccharides but, although the oligosaccharides found in bactrian camel milk and colostrum have been characterised, those in dromedary camel milk have not. In this study, seven oligosaccharides from commercially available pasteurised dromedary camel milk were characterised using 1H nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy. The following oligosaccharides were detected: Gal(β1-3)Gal(β1-4)Glc (3'-galactosyllactose), Gal(β1-4)GlcNAc(β1-3)[Gal(β1-4)GlcNAc(β1-6)]Gal(β1-4)Glc (lacto-N-neohexaose), Neu5Ac(α2-3)Gal(β1-4)Glc (3'-sialyllactose), Neu5Ac(α2-6)Gal(β1-4)Glc (6'-sialyllactose), Neu5Ac(α2-3)Gal(β1-3)Gal(β1-4)Glc (sialyl-3'-galactosyllactose), Neu5Ac(α2-3)Gal(β1-3)[Gal(β1-4)GlcNAc(β1-6)]Gal(β1-4)Glc (sialyllacto-N-novopentaose a) and Neu5Ac(α2-6)Gal(β1-4)GlcNAc(β1-3)[Gal(β1-4)GlcNAc(β1-6)]Gal(β1-4)Glc (monosialyllacto-N-neohexaose).

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)70-75
    Number of pages6
    JournalInternational Dairy Journal
    Volume28
    Issue number2
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 2013 Feb

    ASJC Scopus subject areas

    • Food Science
    • Applied Microbiology and Biotechnology

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