The carbohydrate chains of the pathological human immunoglobulins M from two patients with Waldenström's macroglobulinemia were released by hydrazinolysis. The N-acetyllactosamine-type glycans were obtained by affinity chromatography on concanavalin A and fractionated by high-voltage paper electrophoresis. The primary structure of the major compounds was elucidated on the basis of carbohydrate analysis, methylation analysis, including mass-spectrometry, and 500 MHz1H-NMR spectroscopy. For both patients, this appeared to be a monosialyl monofucosyl biantennary structure; the compounds differed by the presence of an intersecting N-acetylglucosamine residue. © 1984.
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