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Phase variation of a β‐1,3 galactosyltransferase involved in generation of the ganglioside GM1‐like lipo‐oligosaccharide of Campylobacter jejuni
Ganglioside mimicry by Campylobacter jejuni lipo‐oligosaccharide (LOS) is thought to be a critical factor in the triggering of the Guillain–Barré and Miller–Fisher syndrome neuropathies after C.Expand
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Crystal structure of the retaining galactosyltransferase LgtC from Neisseria meningitidis in complex with donor and acceptor sugar analogs
Many bacterial pathogens express lipooligosaccharides that mimic human cell surface glycoconjugates, enabling them to attach to host receptors and to evade the immune response. In NeisseriaExpand
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The Genetic Bases for the Variation in the Lipo-oligosaccharide of the Mucosal Pathogen, Campylobacter jejuni
We have compared the lipo-oligosaccharide (LOS) biosynthesis loci from 11 Campylobacter jejunistrains expressing a total of 8 different ganglioside mimics in their LOS outer cores. Based on theExpand
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Biosynthesis of Ganglioside Mimics in Campylobacter jejuni OH4384
We have applied two strategies for the cloning of four genes responsible for the biosynthesis of the GT1a ganglioside mimic in the lipooligosaccharide (LOS) of a bacterial pathogen,CampylobacterExpand
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Functional Characterization of Dehydratase/Aminotransferase Pairs from Helicobacter and Campylobacter
Helicobacter pylori and Campylobacter jejuni have been shown to modify their flagellins with pseudaminic acid (Pse), via O-linkage, while C. jejuni also possesses a general protein glycosylationExpand
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Mutational and crystallographic analyses of the active site residues of the bacillus circulans xylanase
Using site‐directed mutagenesis we have investigated the catalytic residues in a xylanase from Bacillus circulans. Analysis of the mutants E78D and E172D indicated that mutations in these conservedExpand
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Structural analysis of the sialyltransferase CstII from Campylobacter jejuni in complex with a substrate analog
Sialic acid terminates oligosaccharide chains on mammalian and microbial cell surfaces, playing critical roles in recognition and adherence. The enzymes that transfer the sialic acid moiety fromExpand
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The structures of the lipooligosaccharide and capsule polysaccharide of Campylobacter jejuni genome sequenced strain NCTC 11168.
Campylobacter jejuni infections are one of the leading causes of human gastroenteritis and are suspected of being a precursor to Guillain-Barré and Miller-Fisher syndromes. Recently, the completeExpand
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Analysis of Campylobacter jejuni capsular loci reveals multiple mechanisms for the generation of structural diversity and the ability to form complex heptoses
We recently demonstrated that Campylobacter jejuni produces a capsular polysaccharide (CPS) that is the major antigenic component of the classical Penner serotyping system distinguishingExpand
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Structural insight into mammalian sialyltransferases
Sialic acid is the most abundant terminal monosaccharide on mammalian cell surface glycoconjugates. The crystal structures of a mammalian sialyltransferase, that of porcine ST3Gal-I, in the apo formExpand
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