Characterization and localization of the KpsE protein of Escherichia coli K5, which is involved in polysaccharide export.

Abstract

In Escherichia coli with group II capsules, the synthesis and cellular expression of capsular polysaccharide are encoded by the kps gene cluster. This gene cluster is composed of three regions. The central region 2 encodes proteins involved in polysaccharide synthesis, and the flanking regions 1 and 3 direct the translocation of the finished polysaccharide… (More)

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