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Laetiporic acids, a family of non-carotenoid polyene pigments from fruit-bodies and liquid cultures of Laetiporus sulphureus (Polyporales, Fungi).
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  15797608     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The non-isoprenoid polyene laetiporic acid A, recently described from fruit-bodies of the wood-rotting fungus Laetiporus sulphureus, was found to be the major orange pigment also in mycelium grown in liquid culture. Its formation was variable, ranging from 0.1 to 6.7 mg/g dry weight in three strains, all of which were identified as L. sulphureus by ITS rDNA sequence analysis. A second pigment, 2-dehydro-3-deoxylaetiporic acid A, is also described and fully characterized by NMR spectroscopy. Two further minor pigments, laetiporic acids B and C, were produced in liquid culture. These resemble laetiporic acid A but are enlarged by two and four carbon atoms, respectively, resulting in chromophores with 11 or 12 instead of 10 conjugated double bonds as described for laetiporic acid A. Since fruit-bodies of L. sulphureus are edible, laetiporic acids might hold potential as food colourants.
Paolo Davoli; Adele Mucci; Luisa Schenetti; Roland W S Weber
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Phytochemistry     Volume:  66     ISSN:  0031-9422     ISO Abbreviation:  Phytochemistry     Publication Date:  2005 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2005-03-30     Completed Date:  2005-07-05     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0151434     Medline TA:  Phytochemistry     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  817-23     Citation Subset:  IM    
Dipartimento di Chimica, Università di Modena e Reggio Emilia, via Campi 183, I-41100 Modena, Italy.
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MeSH Terms
Molecular Structure
Pigments, Biological / chemistry*,  isolation & purification*
Polyenes / isolation & purification*
Polyporales / chemistry*
Reg. No./Substance:
0/2-dehydro-3-deoxylaetiporic acid A; 0/Pigments, Biological; 0/Polyenes; 0/laetiporic acid A

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