Composition of lipid A in the S and R forms of Shigella dysenteriae serovar 1.

A chemical analysis was performed of lipid A, isolated by acid hydrolysis of the lipopolysaccharide from the S and R forms of Shigella dysenteriae serovar 1. Differences in the moiety of both lipids and sugars were compared. The lipid portion consisted of a homologous series of fatty acids ranging from C12:0 to C18:0 (predominant homologues, C12:0, C14:0… CONTINUE READING