A ganglioside molecular species, LMG-2 (1), has 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. 1 is a ganglioside molecular species of starfish resembling the mammalian ganglioside GM3. In addition, 1 shows neuritogenic activity toward the rat pheochromocytoma cell line PC-12 cell.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||European Journal of Organic Chemistry|
|Publication status||Published - Apr 1999|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry
- Organic Chemistry