A single pure component was isolated from mycobactin P by countercurrent distribution; its side chain is n-cis-octadec-2-enoyl; its purity and molecular structure were confirmed by mass spectrometry of its aluminium complex. The separation of ferric and of aluminium complexes of mycobactins by thin-layer chromatography is described. Mycobacterium terrae, M. marinum and M. smegmatis produce mycobactins that differ among themselves and from mycobactins P and T. A nomenclature for the mycobactins and their derivatives is suggested.
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Research Article| July 01 1968
Methods for the separation and identification of mycobactins from various species of mycobacteria
A. J. White;
Biochem J (1968) 108 (4): 593–597.
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A. J. White, G. A. Snow; Methods for the separation and identification of mycobactins from various species of mycobacteria. Biochem J 1 July 1968; 108 (4): 593–597. doi: https://doi.org/10.1042/bj1080593
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