Primary structure of human milk octa-, dodeca- and tridecasaccharides determined by a combination of 1H-NMR spectroscopy and fast-atom-bombardment mass spectrometry. Evidence for a new core structure, the para-lacto-N-octaose.

Two octasaccharides, two dodecasaccharides and a tridecasaccharide have been isolated from human milk by a combination of paper chromatography, high-performance liquid chromatography and high-performance anion-exchange chromatography. Their structural analysis investigated by 400-MHz 1H- and 13C-NMR spectroscopy and by mass spectrometry led to the following… CONTINUE READING