Biochemical and immunological comparison of lipopolysaccharides from Bordetella species.

Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) isolated from Bordetella pertussis, B. parapertussis and B. bronchiseptica were analysed for their chemical composition, molecular heterogeneity and immunological properties. All the LPS preparations contained heptose, 3-deoxy-D-manno-2-octulosonic acid, glucosamine, uronic acid, phosphate and fatty acids. The fatty acids C14:0… CONTINUE READING