Binding to pyruvylated compounds as an ancestral mechanism to anchor the outer envelope in primitive bacteria.

@article{Cava2004BindingTP,
  title={Binding to pyruvylated compounds as an ancestral mechanism to anchor the outer envelope in primitive bacteria.},
  author={Felipe Cava and Miguel Angel de Pedro and Heinz J. Schwarz and A. L. Henne and Jos{\'e} Berenguer},
  journal={Molecular microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={52 3},
  pages={677-90}
}
Electron microscopy of isolated cell walls of the ancient bacterium Thermus thermophilus revealed that most of the peptidoglycan (PG) surface, apart from the septal region, was shielded against specific alphaPG antibodies. On the other hand, an antiserum raised against S-layer-attached cell wall fragments (alphaSAC) bound to most of the surface except for the septal regions. Treatments with alpha-amylase and pronase E made the entire cell wall surface uniformly accessible to alphaPG and… CONTINUE READING

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