Furthermore, these observations could also be due to the fact that mycobacteria have unique cell envelope known as mycomembrane comprising mycolic acids
which are known to govern pathogenicity of mycobacteria and that iron deprivation may possibly affect mycolic acid
synthesis as well.
The Help Stop TB project will use the computing power donated by World Community Grid members to simulate the behavior and chemical properties of mycolic acids
to better understand how they protect the TB bacteria.
Saturated fatty acids with no mycolic acids
were detected using gas chromatograpy.
Lepromatous leprosy patients produce antibodies that recognise nonbilayer lipid arrangements containing mycolic acids
These mycolic acids
, along with free lipids, create a hydrophobic effect.
It is an acid-fast bacillus and retains carbol fuchsin even when it is decolorized by acid alcohol (because of the presence of the long chain fatty acids called mycolic acids
in the cell wall).
included a-mycolates, keto-mycolates, and nonhydroxylated fatty acid methyl esters.
a novel Corynebacterium that does not contain mycolic acids
Identification of mycobacteria by thin layer chromatographic analysis of mycolic acids
and conventional biochemical method: four years of experience.
HPLC analysis: The use of HPLC to separate the bromophenacyl esters of mycobacterial mycolic acids
was as described by Butler et al (15).
That's topped off by a water-repelling layer of lipids, including very long chains of fatty acids called mycolic acids
Auramine-rhodamine binds to mycolic acids
found in the mycobacteria and Cryptosporidium.