Aglycon diversity of brain sterylglucosides

Structure determination of cholesteryl- and sitosterylglucoside

Hisako Akiyama, Kazuki Nakajima, Yoshiyuki Itoh, Tomoko Sayano, Yoko Ohashi, Yoshiki Yamaguchi, Peter Greimel, Yoshio Hirabayashi

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To date, sterylglucosides have been reported to be present in various fungi, plants, and animals. In bacteria, such as Helicobacter pylori, proton NMR spectral analysis of isolated 1-O-cholesteryl-β-D-glucopyranoside (GlcChol) demonstrated the presence of an α-glucosidic linkage. By contrast, in animals, no detailed structural analysis of GlcChol has been reported, in part because animal-derived samples contain a high abundance of glucosylceramides (GlcCers)/galactosylcerami-des, which exhibit highly similar chromatographic behavior to GlcChol. A key step in vertebrate GlcChol biosynthesis is the transglucosylation reaction catalyzed by glucocerebrosidase (GBA)1 or GBA2, utilizing GlcCer as a glucose donor. These steps are expected to produce a β-glucosidic linkage. Impaired GBA1 and GBA2 function is associated with neurological disorders, such as cerebellar ataxia, spastic paraplegia, and Parkinson's disease. Utilizing a novel three-step chromatographic procedure, we prepared highly enriched GlcChol from embryonic chicken brain, allowing complete structural confirmation of the β-glucosidic linkage by 1H-NMR analysis. Unexpectedly, during purification, two additional sterylglucoside fractions were isolated. NMR and GC/MS analyses confirmed that the plant-type sitosterylglucoside in vertebrate brain is present throughout embryonic development. The aglycon structure of the remaining sterylglucoside (GSX-2) remains elusive due to its low abundance. Together, our results uncovered unexpected aglycon heterogeneity of sterylglucosides in vertebrate brain.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2061-2072
Number of pages12
JournalJournal of Lipid Research
Volume57
Issue number11
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 01-01-2016

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Vertebrates
Brain
Animals
Nuclear magnetic resonance
Glucosylceramidase
Glucosylceramides
Cerebellar Ataxia
Paraplegia
Biosynthesis
Nervous System Diseases
Fungi
Helicobacter pylori
Structural analysis
Spectrum analysis
Embryonic Development
Purification
Parkinson Disease
Protons
Chickens
Bacteria

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  • Biochemistry
  • Endocrinology
  • Cell Biology

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Akiyama, Hisako ; Nakajima, Kazuki ; Itoh, Yoshiyuki ; Sayano, Tomoko ; Ohashi, Yoko ; Yamaguchi, Yoshiki ; Greimel, Peter ; Hirabayashi, Yoshio. / Aglycon diversity of brain sterylglucosides : Structure determination of cholesteryl- and sitosterylglucoside. In: Journal of Lipid Research. 2016 ; Vol. 57, No. 11. pp. 2061-2072.
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Aglycon diversity of brain sterylglucosides : Structure determination of cholesteryl- and sitosterylglucoside. / Akiyama, Hisako; Nakajima, Kazuki; Itoh, Yoshiyuki; Sayano, Tomoko; Ohashi, Yoko; Yamaguchi, Yoshiki; Greimel, Peter; Hirabayashi, Yoshio.

In: Journal of Lipid Research, Vol. 57, No. 11, 01.01.2016, p. 2061-2072.

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