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4-linked Gal

John Nash nash at nrcbsa.bio.nrc.ca
Tue Feb 21 11:07:43 EST 1995


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
>>
>>Dear Everyone:
>>
>>Does anybody knows of any examples of 4-linked Gals in the polylactosamine
>>chains or in N-/O- linked oligosaccharides?
>>
>>Thanks
>
>Since there's apparently been no followup to this, I'll stick my neck 
>out!
>
>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.
>
>Iain



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