Presence of two neutral disaccharides containing N-acetylhexosamine in bovine colostrum as free forms

Tadao Saito, Takatoshi Itoh, Susumu Adachi

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Abstract

Two neutral disaccharides which comprise 74.0% of the neutral oligosaccharides other than lactose were isolated from bovine colostrum taken 6 h after parturition. The chemical structures were revealed to be galactosyl-β-1,4-N-acetylglucosamine (N-acetyllactosamine, 70.3%) and N-acetylgalactosaminyl-β-1,4-glucose (3.7%). The two carbohydrates were the newly found oligosaccharides from mammalian milk in the free forms. 7 days after parturition, they had completely disappeared from bovine milk.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)147-150
Number of pages4
JournalBBA - General Subjects
Volume801
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1984 Sep 7

Keywords

  • (Bovine colostrum)
  • Carbohydrate structure
  • Disaccharide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology

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