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Molecular formula C55H92O
Molar mass 769.318 g·mol−1
Except where noted otherwise, data are given for materials in their standard state (at 25 °C (77 °F), 100 kPa)
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Bactoprenol is a lipid synthesized by three different species of lactobacilli.[1]

Bactoprenol phosphate transports NAM and NAG across the cell membrane during the synthesis of peptidoglycan. Bacitracin inhibits the recycling of pyrophosphobactoprenol to the inner leaflet.[2]


  1. ^ Thorne KJ, Kodicek E (April 1966). "The structure of bactoprenol, a lipid formed by lactobacilli from mevalonic acid". The Biochemical journal 99 (1): 123–7.  
  2. ^ Robyt, John F (1998). Essentials of Carbohydrate Chemistry. Springer. p. 307.