In article <3icivq$hv2 at mserv1.dl.ac.uk>,
Iain Wilson <WILSON at edv1.boku.ac.at> wrote:
>>From: raju at aecom.yu.edu (T. Shantha Raju)
>>Subject: 4-linked Gal
>>Date: 19 Feb 1995 07:26:11 -0800
>>>>Does anybody knows of any examples of 4-linked Gals in the polylactosamine
>>chains or in N-/O- linked oligosaccharides?
>>Since there's apparently been no followup to this, I'll stick my neck
>>I would have thought that 4-linked Gal is very common - but do you
>refer to alpha or beta. For polylactosamines
>Gal(beta1,4)GlcNAc(beta1,3) is the backbone. However, for alpha
>linked Gal - I'm not familiar with an alpha1,4 linkage for any
>mammalian N- or O- linked oligosaccharide.