A di-O-dihydrogeranylgeranyl glycerol from Thermococus S 557, a novel ether lipid, and likely intermediate in the biosynthesis of diethers in Archaea

Type Article
Date 2001-04
Language English
Author(s) Gonthier Isabelle, Rager Marie-Noëlle, Metzger Pierre, Guezennec Jean, Largeau Claude
Affiliation(s) Ecole Natl Super Chim Paris, CNRS UMR 7573, F-75231 Paris 05, France.
Ecole Natl Super Chim, CNRS UMR 7576, Serv RMN, F-75231 Paris, France.
IFREMER, F-29280 Plouzane, France.
Source Tetrahedron Letters (0040-4039) (Elsevier), 2001-04 , Vol. 42 , N. 15 , P. 2795-2797
DOI 10.1016/S0040-4039(01)00305-7
WOS© Times Cited 19
Keyword(s) Mass spectrometry, NMR, Novel glycerol diether lipid, Thermococcus sp, Archaea
Abstract The lipids of a deep-sea hydrothermal vent arch ae on, Thermococcus S 557, were isolated, purified and structurally determined. Based on acid methanolysis and spectroscopic studies, the polar lipids were shown to comprise diphytanyl glycerol and dibiphytanyl diglycerol, typical membrane lipids of Arch aea. From the neutral lipids, 2,3-di-O-dihydro-14,15-geranylgeranyl glycerol was isolated. This novel ether lipid is, very likely, a close intermediate in the biosynthesis of diphytanyl glycerol diether in Arch aea.
Full Text
File Pages Size Access
publication-736.pdf 6 64 KB Open access
Top of the page

How to cite 

Gonthier Isabelle, Rager Marie-Noëlle, Metzger Pierre, Guezennec Jean, Largeau Claude (2001). A di-O-dihydrogeranylgeranyl glycerol from Thermococus S 557, a novel ether lipid, and likely intermediate in the biosynthesis of diethers in Archaea. Tetrahedron Letters, 42(15), 2795-2797. Publisher's official version : https://doi.org/10.1016/S0040-4039(01)00305-7 , Open Access version : https://archimer.ifremer.fr/doc/00000/736/