In article <31813D8E.71D0 at irl.cri.nz>, R.Furneaux at IRL.CRI.NZ (Richard Furneaux) says:
>>I was having a first look at the Glycoscience Newsgroup, and came across an interesting
>question from Martin Dalziel regarding the role of secreted transferases.
>>We have been working on the sialyltransferases in bovine colostrum. What puzzles me is
>that sialy(2,3)lactose and sialyl(2,6)lactose are present at similar amounts in
>colostrum, yet only the sialyl(2,6)transferase activity is present when monitored using
>lactose acceptors. Why would the enzyme responsible for the 2,3-lnked trisaccharide be
>essentially absent? Or perhaps the question is why would the 2,6-transferase be
>released while the 2,3-transferase is not?
>>Martin...did you receive any worthwhile responses?
>Industrial Research Limited
Sorry to disappoint but I am using this to get myself hooked into the
Newsgroup. I am Si Dong and I have just started working with Roy Jefferis.
We are looking at control of IgG glycosylation.
Hope to talk to people later.Si