Current Organic Chemistry


Structural Studies of Pyoverdins by Mass Spectrometry

Author(s): Regine Fuchs and Herbert Budzikiewicz

Affiliation: Instutut fur Organische Chemie der Universitat zu Koln, 50939 Koln, Germany


The siderophores produced by the so-called fluorescent members of the bacterial genus Pseudomonas called pyoverdins are chromopeptides with complex structures. Their peptidic part - linear or partially cyclic - comprises unusual and partially modified amino acids. So far about fifty different pyoverdines have been encountered. A fast establishing at least of their gross structure is of importance for the identification of strains in medicine, agriculture and in waste degradation. Mass spectrometric techniques have become a potent tool in this respect. Results which have been obtained by the various techniques will be reviewed.

Keywords: Pyoverdins by Mass Spectrometry, siderophore, Pseudomonas, Ferribactins, Fast Atom Bombardment FAB, Electron, Chemical Ionzation, Isopyoverdins, Retro-Diels-Alder, Ion trap CA spectrum

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Page: [265 - 288]
Pages: 24
DOI: 10.2174/1385272013375562
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