A compound representing the D-glycerate terminus of the methylglucose-containing polysaccharide of Mycobacterium smegmatis.

In order to study the structure of the methylglucose-containing polysaccharide (MGP) of Mycobacterium smegmatis by NMR spectroscopy, we have prepared the model compound O-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-(1 leads to 2)-D-glyceric acid. This compound, which represents the aglycon-containing terminus of MGP, was made from leucorse [O-alpha-D-glucopyranosyl-(1 leads to… CONTINUE READING