Table 3 Estimated percentage of major oligosaccharides recovered by HPLC

I, ileum; C, cecum; T, transverse colon; S, sigmoid colon; R, rectum; n.d., not detectable.

Oligosaccharide recovered (%)
m/z*ICTSR
425 n.d.n.d.n.d.5.6n.d.
51332222
551 n.d.6864
584 n.d.51.532.5
5879201195
613 12
657 23.532.5
67532323
685 5.513.5137
716§ 2461394
716 2322.522157
8132241124
87846763
1024n.d.3834
10815684.5
  • * The HPLC fractions were identified by their corresponding m/z ions to allow comparison with the mass spectra.

  • Ion at m/z 425 corresponding to both neutral core 3 and core 5 structures.

  • Dicharged ions [M−2H]2−.

  • § Ion at m/z 716 corresponding to a sialylated core 5.

  • Ion at m/z 716 corresponding to a sialylated core 3.