Polyisoprenoid alcohols from the mushroom Lentinus edodes

Magdalena Wojtas, Tomasz Bieñkowski, Seiji Tateyama, Hiroshi Sagami, Tadeusz Chojnacki, Witold Danikiewicz, Ewa Swiezewska

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Lipids extracted from the shiitake mushroom Lentinus edodes contain dolichols composed of 15 up to 19 isoprene units with Dol-17 as the dominating prenologue. Identification of dolichols was achieved by the application of 2D-TLC, HPLC and electrospray ionization mass spectrometry. Additionally a family of polyprenols (α-unsaturated counterparts) with the same chain-length was also detected. Dolichols comprised approximately 0.002% of the fresh weight of the mushroom. Dolichols accompanied by traces of polyprenols are for the first time found in the mushroom tissue.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)109-115
Number of pages7
JournalChemistry and Physics of Lipids
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2004 Jul


  • Dolichol
  • Electrospray mass spectrometry
  • Lentinus edodes
  • Polyisoprenoid
  • Two-dimensional thin layer chromatography

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Cell Biology


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