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Glycolipids were prepared from epithelial cells of the small intestine of a newborn calf and assayed for Escherichia coli K99 binding activity on thin-layer chromatograms and in microtiter wells. The bacteria did not bind to any of the non-acid glycolipids, while in the acid fraction several binding-positive glycolipids were detected. The acid glycolipids(More)
Total non-acid glycosphingolipids were isolated from plasma of an A1 Le(a-b+) secretor individual with Refsum's disease (phytanic acid storage disease). The glycolipids were separated into 11 fractions by open column chromatography and by HPLC. The fractions were analyzed by thin-layer chromatography and tested for different blood group A activities as well(More)
A blood group A active hexaglycosylceramide with a type 1 carbohydrate chain was identified in the plasma of an A1 Le(a-b-) secretor. The analysis was done on the total non-acid glycosphingolipid fraction using mass spectrometry, NMR spectroscopy, and anti-A antibody immunostaining on thin-layer chromatograms.
Blood group A glycolipid antigens have been found based upon at least four different core saccharides (types 1 to 4). The biological significance of this structural polymorphism is not known, although the successful outcome of transplantations of blood group A2 kidneys to blood group O individuals have been partly explained by the low expression of A type-3(More)
In the nervous tissue of miniature pig, type Göttingen, three fucosyl-containing gangliosides are major gangliosides. All three were found in dorsal-root ganglia and spinal cord, but only two of them in the forebrain. The concentrations of these gangliosides were increased in chloroquine intoxication. Their chemical structures were determined by component(More)
Acid and neutral glycosphingolipids (0.01-1 mumol) were completely methylated in high yields and with little formation of by-products in 10 min at room temperature, using methyl sulphoxide, methyl iodide, and powdered NaOH. Re-methylation of methylated and LiAlH4-reduced gangliosides gave a new derivative that was useful for the analysis of gangliosides by(More)
A novel application of selected ion monitoring was used for a mixture of non-acid glycosphingolipids of one rabbit small intestine. Earlier studies of permethylated and permethylated-reduced (LiAIH4) derivatives of model compounds have revealed a specificity and abundance of saccharide ions (terminal monosaccharide(s), disaccharide, trisaccharide, etc., and(More)
The small intestine of 15- to 23-day-old rats was cut into four segments from the duodenum to the ileum. Neutral glycosphingolipids were purified from each segment and submitted to thin-layer chromatography and immunostaining with the A005 monoclonal anti-A antibody. This antibody detected an hexaglycosylceramide located mainly in the duodenum during the(More)