Characterization and localization of the enzymatic deacylation of lipoteichoic acid in group A streptococci

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Protoplasts of a group A streptococcal strain were shown to contain enzymatic activity capable of converting lipoteichoic acid (LTA) to deacylated lipoteichoic acid (dLTA). The enzyme(s) appear to be located mainly in the membrane, although activity was also found in the cytoplasm. Determination of the sites of cleavage within the LTA molecule was… (More)

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@article{Kessler1979CharacterizationAL, title={Characterization and localization of the enzymatic deacylation of lipoteichoic acid in group A streptococci}, author={R. E. Kessler and Ivo van de Rijn and Maclyn Mccarty}, journal={The Journal of Experimental Medicine}, year={1979}, volume={150}, pages={1498 - 1509} }