Alexander J.F. Egan

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The bacterial cell envelope contains the stress-bearing peptidoglycan layer, which is enlarged during cell growth and division by membrane-anchored synthases guided by cytoskeletal elements. In Escherichia coli, the major peptidoglycan synthase PBP1A requires stimulation by the outer-membrane-anchored lipoprotein LpoA. Whereas the C-terminal domain of LpoA(More)
We describe here experiments which determine at which stage in the lipid A biosynthesis the polar head groups 4-aminoarabinose, phosphorylethanolamine and 3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonic acid are transferred to the diphosphorylated glucosamine backbone of the lipid A structure. Use was made of a conditional lethal mutant of Salmonella typhimurium (Ts1) which is(More)
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