The polar lipids of Clostridium psychrophilum, an anaerobic psychrophile.

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We have examined the polar lipids of Clostridium psychrophilum, a recently characterized psychrophilic Clostridium isolated from an Antarctic microbial mat. Lipids were extracted from cells grown near the optimal growth temperature (+5°C) and at -5°C, and analyzed by two-dimensional thin layer chromatography and liquid chromatography coupled with mass spectrometry. The major phospholipids of this species are: cardiolipin, phosphatidylethanolamine, and phosphatidylglycerol. Phosphatidylserine and lyso-phosphatidylethanolamine were found as minor components. The most abundant glycolipids are a monoglycosyldiradylglycerol (MGDRG) and a diglycosyldiradylglycerol (DGDRG). The latter was only seen in cells grown at -5°C. An ethanolamine-phosphate derivative of N-acetylglucosaminyldiradylglycerol was seen in cells grown at -5°C and an ethanolamine-phosphate derivative of MGDRG was found in cells grown at +5°C. All lipids were present in both the all acyl and plasmalogen (alk-1'-enyl acyl) forms with the exception of PS and MGDRG, which were predominantly in the diacyl form. The significance of lipid changes at the two growth temperatures is discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Guan, Z; Tian, B; Perfumo, A; Goldfine, H

Published Date

  • June 2013

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 1831 / 6

Start / End Page

  • 1108 - 1112

PubMed ID

  • 23454375

Pubmed Central ID

  • PMC3780410

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0006-3002

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.bbalip.2013.02.004


  • eng

Conference Location

  • Netherlands