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Bactoprenol
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IUPAC name
Identifiers
CAS number 12777-41-2
PubChem 6449977
SMILES
Properties
Molecular formula C55H92O
Molar mass 769.318 g·mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C, 100 kPa)
Infobox references

Bactoprenol is a lipid synthesized by lactobacilli.[1]

Bactoprenol phosphate transports NAM and NAG across the cell membrane in the synthesis of peptidoglycan. Bacitracin inhibits this process.[2]

References

  1. ^ Thorne KJ, Kodicek E (April 1966). "The structure of bactoprenol, a lipid formed by lactobacilli from mevalonic acid". The Biochemical journal 99 (1): 123–7. PMID 5965329.  
  2. ^ "Cell Envelope.1995". http://www.micro.siu.edu/micr425/425Notes/02-CellEnv.html. Retrieved 2008-11-08.  

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