Dietary spermidine and spermine participate in the maturation of galactosyltransferase activity and glycoprotein galactosylation in rat small intestine.

This study considered the role of dietary polyamines in the maturation of intestinal glycoprotein galactosylation during postnatal development. In the rat small intestine, O-glycan: beta-1,3-galactosyltransferase and N-glycan: beta-1,4-galactosyltransferase are, respectively, involved in the glycan chain biosynthesis of mucins and of glycoproteins in the… CONTINUE READING