Phosphorylated derivatives of all-Z- and 3-demethyl-tri-trans di-cis-hexaprenols as enzyme substrates of the Salmonella anatum O-antigen polysaccharide biosynthesis

N. A. Kalinchuk, L. L. Danilov, T. N. Druzhinina, S. D. Maltsev, V. N. Shibaev, O. N. Yudina, N. Ya. Grigorieva, A. M. Moiseenkov

N. D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Academy of Sciences of the USSR, Moscow

Abstract: Phosphates of all-Z- and 3-demethyl-tri-trans, di-cis-hexaprenols have been prepared and studied as substrates for enzymes of the Salmonella anatum O-specific polysaccharide biosynthesis. Methyl group in α-isoprenic unit proved to be essential for the enzyme-substrate interaction, whereas the presence of E-isoprenic units near the ω-end of the polyprenol is not significant.

Russian Journal of Bioorganic Chemistry 1991, 17 (2):268-272

Full Text (PDF, in Russian)