Complex glycopeptidolipids that are major immunogens in the cell walls of many mycobacteria. Mycoside C is a monoglycosylated fatty-acylated peptide to which small variable oligosaccharides are attached. Variability in the oligosaccharides accounts for serological differences between strains.
http://www.cyberlipid.org/glycolip/glyl0063.htm Information on glycopeptidolipids on the CyberLipid website.
Subjects: Medicine and Health.