Lipid composition and virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv.

  title={Lipid composition and virulence of Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv.},
  author={Gopal Krishan Khuller and Reshma Taneja and Sukhraj Kaur and Jitendra N. Verma},
  journal={The Australian journal of experimental biology and medical science},
  volume={60 (Pt 5)},
The total lipids increased with decrease in total phospholipids in Mycobacterium tuberculosis H37Rv grown at 30 degrees as compared to 37 degrees. Oleic and elaidic acid supplemented to the growth medium resulted in a higher total lipid and phospholipid content, but the content was lower in cells grown in the presence of palmitoleic acid. Cellular content of mannophosphoinositides decreased, whereas that of phosphatidylethanolamine and cardiolipin increased at the lower temperature. A decrease… CONTINUE READING