Chlamydial lipopolysaccharide.

  title={Chlamydial lipopolysaccharide.},
  author={Paul Kosma},
  journal={Biochimica et biophysica acta},
  volume={1455 2-3},
  • Paul Kosma
  • Published 1999 in Biochimica et biophysica acta
Chlamydiae are obligatory intracellular parasites which are responsible for various acute and chronic diseases in animals and humans. The outer membrane of the chlamydial cell wall contains a truncated lipopolysaccharide (LPS) antigen, which harbors a group-specific epitope being composed of a trisaccharide of 3-deoxy-D-manno-oct-2-ulosonic (Kdo) residues of the sequence alpha-Kdo-(2-->8)-alpha-Kdo-(2-->4)-alpha-Kdo. The chemical structure was established using LPS of recombinant Escherichia… CONTINUE READING


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