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4-linked Gal

Iain Wilson WILSON at edv1.boku.ac.at
Tue Feb 21 06:32:10 EST 1995

>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?

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.


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