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Structural analysis of mycolic acids from phenol-degrading strain of Rhodococcus erythropolis by liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry.
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PMID:  22610598     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
We used reversed phase liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization tandem mass spectrometry for direct analysis of mycolic acids (MAs) from four different cultivations of Rhodococcus erythropolis. This technique enabled us to identify and quantify the specific molecular species of MAs directly from lipid extracts of the bacterium, including the determination of their basic characteristics such as retention time and mass spectra. We identified a total of 60 molecular species of MAs by means of LC/MS. In collision-induced dissociation tandem mass spectrometry, the [M-H](-) ions eliminated two residues, i.e., meroaldehyde and carboxylate anions containing α-alkyl chains. The structural information from these fragment ions affords structural assignment of the mycolic acids, including the lengths and number of double bond(s). Two strains, i.e., R. erythropolis CCM 2595 and genetically modified strain CCM 2595 pSRK 21 phe were cultivated on two different substrates (phenol and phenol with addition of humic acids as a sole carbon source). The addition of humic acids showed that there is a marked increase of unsaturated mycolic acids, mostly in the range of 20-100 %. This effect is more pronounced in the R. erythropolis CCM 2595 strain.
Irena Kolouchová; Olga Schreiberová; Jan Masák; Karel Sigler; Tomáš Rezanka
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-19
Journal Detail:
Title:  Folia microbiologica     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1874-9356     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-21     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
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Nlm Unique ID:  0376757     Medline TA:  Folia Microbiol (Praha)     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Biotechnology, Institute of Chemical Technology Prague, Technická 5, 166 28, Prague, Czech Republic.
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