galactogen


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galactogen

[gə′lak·tə·jən]
(biochemistry)
A polysaccharide, in snails, that yields galactose on hydrolysis.
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Starvation also caused a reduction in the synthesis of galactogen and glycogen in the albumen gland and the mantle of thepond snail Lymnaea stagnalis, [23].
Effects of Starvation, Low Temperature and the Dorsal Body Hormone On the in Vitro synthesis of galactogen and glycogen in the albumen gland and the mantle of the pond snail (Lymnaea stagnalis.
Physiological actions which have been attributed to the DB, such as the synthesis and release of galactogen by the albumen gland in H.
Mating and 20-hydroxyecdysone cause increased galactogen synthesis in the albumen gland explants of Helix aspersa (Mollusca).
Keywords: Milk thistle; Silybum marianum: Silymarin; Prolactin; Lactation; Galactogen
Early studies identified carbohydrates such as galactogen and proteins as two major categories of nutrition in CF, which together make up more than 94% of its dry weight in the freshwater pond snail Lymnaea stagnalis (Horstmann, 1956; Morrill et al.
Among the environmental factors that may influence the metabolism of snails, some authors have shown that the photoperiod exerts influence on sexual maturation, egg laying and carbohydrates metabolism, specially glycogen and galactogen (Wijsman, 1989; Dogterom et al.