Bacteroides fragilis NCTC9343 produces at least three distinct capsular polysaccharides: cloning, characterization, and reassignment of polysaccharide B and C biosynthesis loci.

@article{Coyne2000BacteroidesFN,
  title={Bacteroides fragilis NCTC9343 produces at least three distinct capsular polysaccharides: cloning, characterization, and reassignment of polysaccharide B and C biosynthesis loci.},
  author={Michael J. Coyne and Wiltrud Kalka-Moll and Arthur O. Tzianabos and Dennis L Kasper and Laurie E. Comstock},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2000},
  volume={68 11},
  pages={
          6176-81
        }
}
Bacteroides fragilis produces a capsular polysaccharide complex (CPC) that is directly involved in its ability to induce abscesses. Two distinct capsular polysaccharides, polysaccharide A (PS A) and PS B, have been shown to be synthesized by the prototype strain for the study of abscesses, NCTC9343. Both of these polysaccharides in purified form induce abscesses in animal models. In this study, we demonstrate that the CPC of NCTC9343 is composed of at least three distinct capsular… CONTINUE READING

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