Three O-acetylated gangliosides, G1, G2, and G3, were purified from bovine buttermilk by using chloroform/methanol extraction, Folch partitioning, chromatography on DEAE-Sephadex A-25, and Iatrobeads columns. The final yields of gangliosides G1, G2, and G3 were 2 mg, 37 mg, and 40 mg per 1.7 kg of the buttermilk powder, respectively. On the basis of immunostaining on high performance thin layer chromatography with specific monoclonal antibodies, mild alkaline treatment, gas-liquid chromatographic analysis, fast atom bombardment mass spectrometry, and proton nuclear magnetic resonance studies, G1 and G2 are characterized as O-acetylated G(D3) and G3 as O-acetylated G(T3). The major fatty acids of these gangliosides were C18:0, C22:0, C23:0, and C24:0, and the long chain base was C18-sphingosine.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||7|
|Journal||Journal of Biological Chemistry|
|State||Published - 1992|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology