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Chemical characterization of milk oligosaccharides of the island flying fox (Pteropus hypomelanus) (Chiroptera: Pteropodidae).
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PMID:  22111635     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Although a considerable amount of information has accumulated about oligosaccharides in the milk and colostrum of representatives of various mammalian orders, nothing is so far known concerning these sugars in the milk of any bat species (order Chiroptera). In this study, we determined that the following oligosaccharides occur in milk of the island flying fox, Pteropus hypomelanus (Chiroptera: Pteropidae): Gal(α1-3)Gal(β1-4)Glc (isoglobotriose), Gal(β1-4)GlcNAc(β1-3)Gal(β1-4)Glc (lacto-N-neotetraose), Gal(β1-4)GlcNAc(β1-3)[Gal(β1-4)GlcNAc(β1-6)]Gal(β1-4)Glc (lacto-N-neohexaose) and Neu5Gc(α2-3)Gal(β1-4)Glc (3'-NGc-SL). However, lactose was found to be the dominant saccharide in this milk, as in most eutherian mammals. The biologic importance of oligosaccharides in Chiropteran milks warrants further study.
Akitsugu Senda; Rui Kobayashi; Kenji Fukuda; Tadao Saito; Wendy R Hood; Thomas H Kunz; Olav T Oftedal; Tadasu Urashima
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2011-07-13
Journal Detail:
Title:  Animal science journal = Nihon chikusan Gakkaihō     Volume:  82     ISSN:  1740-0929     ISO Abbreviation:  Anim. Sci. J.     Publication Date:  2011 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2011-11-24     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100956805     Medline TA:  Anim Sci J     Country:  Australia    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  782-6     Citation Subset:  IM    
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© 2011 The Authors. Animal Science Journal © 2011 Japanese Society of Animal Science.
Graduate School of Food Hygiene Department of Bioresource Chemistry, Obihiro University of Agriculture and Veterinary Medicine, Obihiro, Hokkaido Graduate School of Agriculture, Tohoku University, Aoba, Sendai, Japan Department of Biological Sciences, Auburn University, Auburn, Alabama Department of Biology, Boston University, Boston, Massachusetts Smithsonian Environmental Research Center, Edgewater, Maryland, USA.
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