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A New Galactose-containing Compound from Mammary Glands

Naturevolume 169pages10611062 (1952) | Download Citation



DURING the study of the carbohydrates of the mammary gland, a polysaccharide-like compound which contains glucose and galactose has been found. As it may be of importance in the long-sought mechanism of synthesis of lactose by this gland, it was decided to report its finding while its purification and the study of its structure are being pursued.

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  1. Instituto de Investigaciones Bioquímicas, Fundación Campomar, J. Alvarez 1719, Buenos Aires

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