Purification of serologically active phosphoinositides of Mycobacterium tuberculosis.

Glycolipids extracted with pyridine from three strains of Mycobacterium tuberculosis were fractionated. Phosphatidyl inositol, two phosphatidyl inositol dimannosides (A and M), and two phosphatidyl inositol pentamannosides (G and K) were separated and purified by a combination of solvent fractionations and chromatography on silicic acid. In each of these… CONTINUE READING