Determination of Leb-active oligosaccharides in urine of pregnant and lactating women by radioimmunoassay.


Antiserum obtained by immunizing a goat with lacto-N-difucohexaose I, a Leb blood-group hapten, coupled to poly-L-lysine was used in a radioimmunoassay to detect Leb-active oligosaccharides (chiefly lacto-N-difucohexaose I) in urine of 138 pregnant and lactating women of different ABO and Lewis blood groups. Specificity of the method was determined by… (More)