Identification and structural characterization of an unusual mycobacterial monomeromycolyl-diacylglycerol.


Systematic thin layer chromatographic (TLC) analysis of apolar lipids in Mycobacterium kansasii revealed the presence of a previously uncharacterized novel component. The product was ubiquitously found in a panel of M. kansasii clinical isolates, as well as other pathogenic and non-pathogenic mycobacterial species. TLC analysis of [(14)C]-acetate- or [(14)C… (More)