A novel mycolic acid in a Mycobacterium sp. from the environment

Marina LUQUIN, Jean ROUSSEL, Francisco LOPEZ‐CALAHORRA, Gilbert LANÉELLE, Vicente AUSINA, Marie‐Antoinette ‐A LANÉELLE

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A fast‐growing, non‐photochromogenic mycobacterium isolated from the environment exhibited, on thinlayer chromatograms, a characteristic pattern of mycolates composed of unsaturated mycolates and also an unknown more polar component. Spectroscopic analysis and chemical degradation showed that this latter component was a novel mycolic acid containing a methoxy group at the ω‐1 position (instead of ω–17 and ω–18 in known methoxymycolates), and two double bonds in the long mero aldehyde chain (instead of one as in known mycolates with additional oxygenated groups). Copyright © 1990, Wiley Blackwell. All rights reserved
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)753-759
JournalEuropean Journal of Biochemistry
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 1990


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