Carbohydrate Chains of Human Pre- and Postovulatory Cervical Mucous Glycoprotein
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Mucous glycoproteins (M.G.) of cervical mucus are characterized by their great number of O-glycosidically linked carbohydrate chains. For cervical mucus of Macaca radiata differences in these chains have been reported between the various phases of the menstrual cycle, apart from variations in bound neuraminic acid (AcNeu) content (Nasir ud Din et al, 1979).Our study of human cervical M.G. (Van Kooij et al., 1980) and that of Wolf et al. (1980) did not reveal systematical variations with cycle phase, in AcNeu content nor in the relative amount of the other sugars. In the present study we report data on size and nature of the oligosaccharide chains of human cervical M.G.
KeywordsMenstrual Cycle Cycle Phase Carbohydrate Chain Oligosaccharide Chain Cervical Mucus
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