Structural elucidation of the ceramide moiety of starfish gangliosides by collision-induced dissociation of the sodium ion complex

Masanori Inagaki, Ryuichi Isobe, Tomofumi Miyamoto, Ryuichi Higuchi

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Collision-induced dissociation (CID) spectra of sodium ion complexes ([M+Na]+ ions), produced by FABMS of methyl ester derivatives of ganglioside, indicate the length of the fatty acyl chain of the ceramide moieties without chemical degradation. In the case of a genuine ganglioside, only the fission of the glycosyl linkage of sialic acid was prominently observed.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1184-1187
Number of pages4
JournalChemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 1999


All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Chemistry(all)
  • Drug Discovery

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