Archives of Microbiology

, Volume 184, Issue 6, pp 425–427

Identification of a lipoarabinomannan-like lipoglycan in the actinomycete Gordonia bronchialis

Short Communication

DOI: 10.1007/s00203-005-0050-z

Cite this article as:
Garton, N.J. & Sutcliffe, I.C. Arch Microbiol (2006) 184: 425. doi:10.1007/s00203-005-0050-z


The cell envelopes of actinomycetes contain lipidated macroamphiphiles, of which the most extensively characterised are the lipoarabinomannans of mycobacteria and related bacteria. We have investigated the mycolic acid-containing actinomycete Gordonia bronchialis and identified the presence of a lipoarabinomannan-like lipoglycan. The extraction and purification procedures recovered a second amphiphilic fraction with properties suggesting a phosphatidylinositol mannoside, consistent with studies of other Gordonia species.


Actinomycete Glycolipid Lipoglycan Lipoteichoic acid Mycobacterium Phosphatidylinositol mannoside Rhodococcus 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Infection, Immunity and InflammationLeicester UniversityLeicesterUK
  2. 2.Division of Biomedical Sciences, School of Applied SciencesNorthumbria UniversityTyneUK

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