PMID: 1097111Apr 1, 1975

Selective cleavage of glycosidic linkages: studies with the O-specific polysaccharide from Shigella dysenteriae type 3

Carbohydrate Research
B A DmitrievN K Kochetkov


Treatment of the O-specific polysaccharide from Shigella dysenteriae Type 3 with hydrazine in the presence of hydrazine sulphate resulted in quantitative N-deacetylation with the formation of a modified polysaccharide containing free amino groups. Oxidation of the modified polysaccharide with periodate did not destroy the 2-amino-2-deoxygalactose residues, thus indicating that they were substituted at position 3. Acid hydrolysis of the modified polysaccharide afforded 3-O-(2-amino-2-deoxy-beta-D-galactopyranosyl)-D-galactose, which was identified as the N-acetyl derivative. Deamination of the modified polysaccharide with nitrous acid cleaved the 2-amino-2-deoxy-D-galactopyranosyl linkages to give a pentasaccharide as the major product, which appeared to be the modified chemical repeating unit of the O-specific polysaccharide.


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