Phospholipid composition of gliding bacteria: Oral isolates of Capnocytophaga compared with Sporocytophaga

S. C. Holt, J. Doundowlakis, B. J. Takacs

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Abstract

The distribution of acetone-soluble (neutral glycolipid) and acetone-insoluble (phospholipid isoprenoids) lipids in oral isolates of gram-negative gliding bacteria of the genus Capnocytophaga was compared with those in a non-host-related gliding bacterium, Sporocytophaga myxococcoides. The acetone-soluble material accounted for 34 to 55% of the extracted lipids; the remainder was acetone-insoluble material. The major phospholipid was phosphatidylethanolamine (67%), with lesser amounts of lysophosphatidylethanolamine and several unidentified phosphate-containing compounds. Capnocytophaga also contained significant amounts of an ornithine-amino lipid.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)305-310
Number of pages6
JournalInfection and immunity
Volume26
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 1979
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Parasitology
  • Microbiology
  • Immunology
  • Infectious Diseases

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