Occurrence and identification of UDP-N-acetylmuramyl-pentapeptide from the cyanobacterium Anabaena cylindrica

FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1999 Jul 15;176(2):321-5. doi: 10.1111/j.1574-6968.1999.tb13678.x.

Abstract

UDP-N-acetylmuramyl-pentapeptide (UDP-MurNAc-pentapeptide) is well known to be a key intermediate of bacterial peptidoglycan biosynthesis. We first detected the occurrence of UDP-MurNAc-pentapeptide in the cyanobacterium Anabaena cylindrica (NIES-19), and identified the structure of this pentapeptide by two-dimensional 1H-1H and 1H-13C NMR correlation experiments and mass spectra.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't

MeSH terms

  • Anabaena / chemistry*
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Uridine Diphosphate N-Acetylmuramic Acid / analogs & derivatives*
  • Uridine Diphosphate N-Acetylmuramic Acid / analysis
  • Uridine Diphosphate N-Acetylmuramic Acid / chemistry

Substances

  • Uridine Diphosphate N-Acetylmuramic Acid
  • UDP-N-acetylmuramic acid pentapeptide