Identification of sixteen new galactocerebrosides from the starfish protoreaster nodosus

Ke Pan, Masanori Inagaki, Nagisa Ohno, Chiaki Tanaka, Ryuichi Higuchi, Tomofumi Miyamoto

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Twenty-one galactocerebrosides (1-21), including sixteen new compounds (3-7, 9-17, 19, 21), were identified from a cerebroside molecular species obtained from the chloroform/methanol extract of pyloric caeca dissected from the starfish Protoreaster nodosus. The structures of these galactocerebrosides were determined on the basis of chemical and spectroscopic evidences. Especially, one-pot GC-MS analysis following methanolysis and periodate oxidation of these galactocerebrosides gave efficient structural information of ceramide moiety rapidly in minute amounts.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)470-474
Number of pages5
JournalChemical and Pharmaceutical Bulletin
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2010

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Chemistry
  • Drug Discovery


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