Cyanobacterial lipopolysaccharides and human health – a review

  title={Cyanobacterial lipopolysaccharides and human health – a review},
  author={Ian B Stewart and Philip J. Schluter and Glen R. Shaw},
  journal={Environmental Health},
  pages={7 - 7}
Cyanobacterial lipopolysaccharide/s (LPS) are frequently cited in the cyanobacteria literature as toxins responsible for a variety of heath effects in humans, from skin rashes to gastrointestinal, respiratory and allergic reactions. The attribution of toxic properties to cyanobacterial LPS dates from the 1970s, when it was thought that lipid A, the toxic moiety of LPS, was structurally and functionally conserved across all Gram-negative bacteria. However, more recent research has shown that… CONTINUE READING
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