Marta Kaszowska

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Klebsiella pneumoniae ST258 is a globally disseminated, extremely drug resistant, nosocomial clone with limited treatment options. We show that the vast majority of ST258 isolates express modified d-galactan-I lipopolysaccharide O-antigen, termed hereinafter as D-galactan-III. The genetic determinant required for galactan-III synthesis was identified as a(More)
The complete structure of semi-rough lipopolysaccharide (SR-LPS) of Plesiomonas shigelloides CNCTC 39/89 (serotype O37) has been investigated by (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy, matrix-assisted laser-desorption/ionization time-of-flight MS, and chemical methods. The following structure of the single unit of the O-antigen has been established: [formula see(More)
The structure of Escherichia coli B strain PCM 1935 core oligosaccharide has been investigated by (1)H and (13)C NMR spectroscopy, MALDI-TOF MS and ESI MS(n). It was concluded that the core oligosaccharide is a pentasaccharide with the following structure: ESI MS/MS analysis revealed that the glycine (a minor component) is linked to the →3,7)-l-α-d-Hepp-(1→(More)
The herein presented complete structure of the core oligosaccharide of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) P. shigelloides Polish Collection of Microorganisms (PCM) 2231 (serotype O17) was investigated by (1)H, (13)C NMR spectroscopy, mass spectrometry, chemical analyses and serological methods. The core oligosaccharide is composed of an undecasaccharide, which(More)
Lipooligosaccharides (LOS) isolated from Bordetella pertussis strains 186 and 606 were analyzed by sodium dodecyl sulfate-polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis and high-resolution magic angle spinning nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR). These analyses distinguished between the LOS of strains 186 and 606, suggesting that the structure of LOS in B. pertussis is(More)
The structure of the repeating unit of O-antigen of Plesiomonas shigelloides serotype O36 has been investigated by 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy, matrix-assisted laser-desorption/ionization time-of-flight mass spectrometry and chemical methods. The new structure of trisaccharide has been established: [Formula: see text] These trisaccharide O-antigen units(More)
Saturation transfer difference (STD) NMR spectroscopy was used to study the interaction of the lectin Vicia villosa (VVLB(4)) with alpha-D-GalNAc glycosylated beta(3)-peptides. The data were compared to those obtained with the monosaccharides D-Gal, D-GalNAc, and D-Glc as well as with those obtained with the Tn antigen alpha-glycopeptide(More)
Klebsiella pneumoniae is a Gram-negative, ubiquitous bacterium capable of causing severe nosocomial infections in individuals with impaired immune system. Emerging multi-drug resistant strains of this species and particularly carbapenem-resistant strains pose an urgent threat to public health. The lipopolysaccharide (LPS) O-antigen is the main surface(More)
The chemical structure and genomics of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) core oligosaccharide of pathogenic Edwardsiella tarda strain EIB 202 were studied for the first time. The complete gene assignment for all LPS core biosynthesis gene functions was acquired. The complete structure of core oligosaccharide was investigated by ¹H and 13C nuclear magnetic(More)
In this article we compare the efficacy of different pharmacological agents (ranitidine, and omeprazole) to support phage transit from stomach to distal portions of the gastrointestinal tract in rats. We show that a temporal modification of environment in the animal stomach may protect Twort-like therapeutic antistaphylococcal phage A5/80 (from(More)