Biologically active glycosides from asteroidea, 37. Glycosphingolipids from the starfish Luidia maculata, 1: Structure of a new sulfatide molecular species

Satoshi Kawatake, Masanori Inagaki, Ryuichi Isobe, Tomofumi Miyamoto, Ryuichi Higuchi

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A sulfatide molecular species [LMG-1 (1)] have been obtained from the water soluble lipid fraction of the chloroform/ methanol extract of the starfish Luidia maculata. On the basis of chemical and spectroscopic findings, the structure of 1 has been elucidated. Negative FAB mass spectrometry provided important information both on the structure of the sugar moiety and on the molecular mass of the sulfatide. 1 is, to the authors' knowledge, new sulfatide molecular species and first sulfatide obtained from starfish. In addition, 1 shows neuritogenic activity toward the rat pheochromocytoma cell line, PC-12 cell.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1797-1800
Number of pages4
JournalLiebigs Annales
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1997


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