A new cerebroside from Fusicoccum amygdali Del

Biochim Biophys Acta. 1979 Apr 27;573(1):51-60. doi: 10.1016/0005-2760(79)90172-3.


A homogeneous cerebroside was isolated from a strain of Fusicoccum amygdali Del., a fungus pathogenic to almond and peach. Chemical degradations, together with extensive application of nuclear magnetic resonance and mass spectrometry techniques, led to elucidation of its structure. This corresponds to N-2'-hydroxy-3'-trans-octadecenoyl-1-O-beta-D-glucosyl-9-methyl-cis-4,x-8-sphingadienine.

MeSH terms

  • Cerebrosides / isolation & purification*
  • Chromatography / methods
  • Magnetic Resonance Spectroscopy
  • Mass Spectrometry
  • Mitosporic Fungi / analysis*


  • Cerebrosides