Chemical structure of lipid A from Porphyromonas (Bacteroides) gingivalis lipopolysaccharide.

  title={Chemical structure of lipid A from Porphyromonas (Bacteroides) gingivalis lipopolysaccharide.},
  author={T Ogawa},
  journal={FEBS letters},
  volume={332 1-2},
  • T Ogawa
  • Published 1993 in FEBS letters
The novel chemical structure of Porphyromonas (Bacteroides) gingivalis strain 381 lipid A was determined to be a glucosamine beta-(1-6) disaccharide 1-monophosphate acylated by 3-hydroxy-15-methylhexadecanoic acid and 3-hexadecanoyloxy-15-methylhexadecanoic acid at the 2- and 2'-positions, respectively. The absence of ester-linked phosphate at the 4'-position and fatty acids at the 3- and 3'-positions, and the presence of fatty acids possessing 16-17 carbon atoms are unique features… CONTINUE READING