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Identification of Valine- or Leucine-Containing Glycopeptidolipids from Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare Complex.
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PMID:  22437852     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Mycobacterium avium-intracellulare complex is a species of acid-fast microorganisms that cause opportunistic infections in immuno-compromised hosts. The cell wall of this microbe is rich in glycopeptidolipids (GPLs), which are composed of a fatty acyl moiety, several sugar moieties and a tripeptide-amino alcohol, D: -Phe-D: -alloThr-D: -Ala-L: -Alaninol. GPLs have molecular diversity in the hydrocarbon chain variety of the acyl moiety, and methyl and acetyl modifications of the sugar moiety, but there has been no report of any variety in the tripeptide-amino alcohol component. In this study, we showed two atypical GPL ions of 34 or 48 Da less than the dominant ions of GPLs by mass spectrometry. These ions could not be explained as resulting from conventional molecular diversity. To investigate the reasons why these ions appeared, we made a preparation of the lipopeptide component from intact GPLs and structurally analyzed the molecules. The results suggested that these atypical ions differed from the typical ions in amino acid composition. We further determined its composition by amino acid analysis, and the results showed that the tripeptide portion of the two atypical ions is composed of the Val-alloThr-Ala or the Leu-alloThr-Ala amino acid sequence. In this study, we present novel variations in the tripeptide portion of GPL molecules.
Naoya Ichimura; Takeshi Kasama
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-3-22
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Title:  Current microbiology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1432-0991     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 Mar 
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Created Date:  2012-3-22     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  7808448     Medline TA:  Curr Microbiol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Graduate School of Health Care Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1,2,3 Yushima 1-5-45, Bunkyo-Ku, Tokyo, 113-8519, Japan.
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