Wiley InterScience Backfile Collection 1832-2000
Chemistry and Pharmacology
-A ganglioside molecular species, LMG-2 (1), has been obtained from the water-soluble lipid fraction of the chloroform/methanol extract of the starfish Luidia maculata. On the basis of chemical and spectroscopic findings, the structure of 1 has been elucidated. 1 is a ganglioside molecular species of starfish resembling the mammalian ganglioside GM3. In addition, 1 shows neuritogenic activity toward the rat pheochromocytoma cell line PC-12 cell.
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