MODIFICATION OF THE AGRANOFF‐SUOMI METHOD FOR THE SYNTHESIS OF CDP‐DIACYLGLYCEROL

George Carman, ANTHONY S. FISCHL

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Abstract

Cytidine 5′‐diphospho‐1,2‐diacyl‐sn‐glycerol (CDP‐diacylglycerol) is an important liponucleotide intermediate in the biosynthesis of phosphatidyl‐inositol, phosphatidylserine and phosphatidylglycerophosphate. The Agranoff‐Suomi method (Agranoff, B. W. and Suomi, W. D. (1963) Biochem. Prep. 10, 47–51) for the synthesis of CDP‐diacylglycerol was modified by a procedure which eliminates the lyophilization step required for the preparation of reactants. The reaction was run in chloroform instead of pyridine using the catalyst 4‐dimethylaminopyridine. The product of the reaction was purified by silica gel column chromatography and is enzymatically active with the enzymes phosphatidylinositol synthase, phosphatidylserine synthase and phosphatidylglycerophosphate synthase.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)53-59
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Food Biochemistry
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1980

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Food Science
  • Biophysics
  • Cell Biology
  • Pharmacology

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