Andrzej Ziólkowski

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A highly phosphorylated O-polysaccharide was obtained by mild acid degradation of the lipopolysaccharide of Proteus mirabilis O41 followed by GPC. The initial and dephosphorylated polysaccharides and phosphorylated products from two sequential Smith degradations were studied by (1)H, (13)C and (31)P NMR spectroscopy and ESI-MS. The O-polysaccharide was(More)
The structure of lipid A-core region of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from Klebsiella pneumoniae serotype O3 was determined using NMR, MS and chemical analysis of the oligosaccharides, obtained by mild acid hydrolysis, alkaline deacylation, and deamination of the LPS: [carbohydrate structure see text] where P is H or alpha-Hep; J is H or beta-GalA; R is H or(More)
An acidic O-specific polysaccharide was obtained by mild degradation of the lipopolysaccharide of the bacterium Proteus mirabilis O13 and found to contain D-galactose, 2-acetamido-2-deoxy-D-glucose, and N(epsilon)-(1-carboxyethyl)-N(alpha)-(D-galacturonoyl)lysine. On the basis of full acid hydrolysis and 1H- and 13C-NMR spectroscopy, including(More)
In a Weil-Felix test, sera from patients infected with Rickettsia sp. agglutinate Proteus OX types of bacteria and Proteus lipopolysaccharide (LPS) are responsible for the cross-reaction. Data on the character of LPS of one of the OX group strains, Proteus vulgaris OX19, are contradictory, and it remained unclear whether it has an O-polysaccharide (OPS) and(More)
An acidic O-specific polysaccharide was obtained by mild acid degradation of the lipopolysaccharide of Proteus vulgaris O15 and studied by sugar and methylation analyses along with 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy, including 2D COSY, TOCSY, ROESY, and H-detected 1H,(13)C HMQC experiments. The polysaccharide was found to contain an ether of GlcNAc with lactic(More)
The saccharide constituents of lipopolysaccharides (LPS) of Proteus spp. vary with the strain and contain unique components about which little is known. The biological activities of LPS and lipid A from S- and R-forms of 10 Proteus strains were examined. LPS from all S-form Proteus strains was lethal to D-(+)-galactosamine (GalN)-loaded, LPS-responsive,(More)
The structure of the O-specific polysaccharide chain of Proteus vulgaris OX19 lipopolysaccharide which determines the O1 specificity of Proteus and is used in the Weil-Felix test for diagnostics of rickettsiosis was established. On the basis of 1H- and 13 C-NMR spectroscopy, including two-dimensional correlation spectroscopy (COSY), H-detected 1H, 13C(More)