Characterization of Dog Small Intestinal Fucolipids with Human Blood Group H Activity

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  • Fucolipids with human blood group H activity were isolated from several dog small intestines. On the basis of mass spectrometry, periodate oxidation, enzyme degradation, methylation, and immunologic studies the following structure is proposed: Fucα(1→2)Galβ(1→4)Glc- NAcβ(1→3)Galβ(1→4)Glc-ceramide. The ceramide was shown by mass spectrometry to contain hydroxyhexadecanoic acid and phytosphingosine as major constituents. © 1975, American Chemical Society. All rights reserved.
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  • Biochemistry  Journal
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    Author List

  • Smith EL; McKibbin JM; Karlsson KA; Pascher I; Samuelsson BE; Li SC
  • Start Page

  • 3370
  • End Page

  • 3376
  • Volume

  • 14
  • Issue

  • 15