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Mammalian exocrine secretions XV. Constituents of secretion of ventral gland of male dwarf hamster, Phodopus sungorus sungorus.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11504027     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
In a study aimed at the chemical characterization of constituents of the ventral gland secretion of the male dwarf hamster, Phodopus sungorus sungorus, 48 compounds, including saturated alcohols, saturated and unsaturated ketones, saturated and unsaturated straight-chain carboxylic acids, iso- and anteisocarboxylic acids, 3-phenylpropanoic acid, hydroxyesters, 2-piperidone, and some steroids were identified in the secretion. The position of the double bonds in gamma-icosadienyl-gamma-butyrolactone and gamma-henicosadienyl-gamma-butyrolactone, and the position of methylbranching in seven C16-C21 saturated ketones could not be established. Several constituents with typically steroidal mass spectra also remained unidentified. The female dwarf hamster's ventral gland either does not produce secretion or produced so little secretion that it was impossible to collect enough material for analysis.
B V Burger; D Smit; H S Spies; C Schmidt; U Schmidt; A Y Telitsina; G R Grierson
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of chemical ecology     Volume:  27     ISSN:  0098-0331     ISO Abbreviation:  J. Chem. Ecol.     Publication Date:  2001 Jun 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2001-08-15     Completed Date:  2001-12-19     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7505563     Medline TA:  J Chem Ecol     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  1259-76     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Chemistry, University of Stellenbosch, South Africa.
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MeSH Terms
Alcohols / analysis,  chemistry
Carboxylic Acids / analysis,  chemistry
Cricetinae / physiology*
Esters / analysis,  chemistry
Exocrine Glands / chemistry*
Ketones / analysis,  chemistry
Mass Spectrometry
Pheromones / chemistry*
Steroids / analysis,  chemistry
Reg. No./Substance:
0/Alcohols; 0/Carboxylic Acids; 0/Esters; 0/Ketones; 0/Pheromones; 0/Steroids

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