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Neurosporaside, a Tetraglycosylated Sphingolipid from Neurospora crassa

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posted on 25.04.2011, 00:00 by Valeria Costantino, Alfonso Mangoni, Roberta Teta, Galia Kra-Oz, Oded Yarden
The new tetraglycosylceramide neurosporaside (1a) has been isolated from the fungus Neurospora crassa. Neurosporaside is a tetraglycosylated glycosphingolipid characterized by a sugar chain unprecedented among natural glycoconjugates. The structure of neurosporaside was elucidated by extensive spectroscopic analysis and microscale degradation analysis, which allowed full structure elucidation using less than 1 mg of compound.