Mammalian exocrine secretions XV. Constituents of secretion of ventral gland of male dwarf hamster, Phodopus sungorus sungorus

Citation
Bv. Burger et al., Mammalian exocrine secretions XV. Constituents of secretion of ventral gland of male dwarf hamster, Phodopus sungorus sungorus, J CHEM ECOL, 27(6), 2001, pp. 1259-1276
Citations number
36
Language
INGLESE
art.tipo
Article
Categorie Soggetti
Environment/Ecology
Journal title
JOURNAL OF CHEMICAL ECOLOGY
ISSN journal
0098-0331 → ACNP
Volume
27
Issue
6
Year of publication
2001
Pages
1259 - 1276
Database
ISI
SICI code
0098-0331(200106)27:6<1259:MESXCO>2.0.ZU;2-P
Abstract
In a study aimed at the chemical characterization of constituents of the ve ntral gland secretion of the male dwarf hamster, Phodopus sungorus sungorus , 48 compounds, including saturated alcohols, saturated and unsaturated ket ones, saturated and unsaturated straight-chain carboxylic acids, iso- and a nteisocarboxylic acids, 3-phenylpropanoic acid, hydroxyesters, 2-piperidone , and some steroids were identified in the secretion. The position of the d ouble bonds in gamma -icosadienyl-gamma -butyrolactone and gamma -henicosad ienyl-gamma -butyrolactone, and the position of methylbranching in seven C- 16-C-21 saturated ketones could not be established. Several constituents wi th typically steroidal mass spectra also remained unidentified. The female dwarf hamster's ventral gland either does not produce secretion or produced so little secretion that it was impossible to collect enough material for analysis.