Dolichols of the fern Matteucia struthiopteris

Magdalena Wojtas, Tomasz Bieńkowski, Monika Zelman-Femiak, Seiji Tateyama, Hiroshi Sagami, Tadeusz Chojnacki, Witold Danikiewicz, Ewa Swiezewska

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Dolichols isolated from leaves of the fern Matteucia struthiopteris were present as a mixture of prenologues composed of 14 up to 20 isoprene units with Dol-16 dominating. They comprised approximately 0.004% of the fresh weight of fresh plant tissue and were accompanied by traces of polyprenols (Pren-14 up to Pren-17, Pren-16 dominating). Their structure was confirmed by electropray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS). This is the first time that dolichols have been reported as dominating polyisoprenoid alcohols in plant photosynthetic tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)255-259
Number of pages5
JournalActa biochimica Polonica
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2005


  • Dolichol
  • Electrospray mass spectrometry
  • Kogomi
  • Matteucia struthiopteris
  • Polyisoprenoid
  • Polypodiaceae

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)


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