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Novel methoxylated FA from the Caribbean sponge Spheciospongia cuspidifera.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  11942482     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The delta6 monoenoic methoxylated FA (6Z)-2-methoxy-6-heptadecenoic acid and (6Z)-2-methoxy-6-octadecenoic acid were identified for the first time in nature in the phospholipids from the uncommon Caribbean sponge Spheciospongia cuspidifera. These findings expand the occurrence of A6 2-methoxylated FA to C17-C18 chain lengths and establish a new FA biosynthetic possibility for these marine organisms. The novel methoxylated FA also could have originated from the phospholipids of a bacterium in symbiosis with the sponge.
Néstor M Carballeira; Johanna Alicea
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Lipids     Volume:  37     ISSN:  0024-4201     ISO Abbreviation:  Lipids     Publication Date:  2002 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2002-04-10     Completed Date:  2002-10-10     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  0060450     Medline TA:  Lipids     Country:  United States    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  305-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Chemistry, University of Puerto Rico, San Juan.
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MeSH Terms
Fatty Acids / chemistry,  isolation & purification*
Gas Chromatography-Mass Spectrometry
Porifera / chemistry*
Stearic Acids / chemistry,  isolation & purification*
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Reg. No./Substance:
0/(6)-2-methoxy-6-heptadecenoic acid; 0/6-2-methoxy-6-octadecenoic acid; 0/Fatty Acids; 0/Stearic Acids

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