Formation of the glycan chains in the synthesis of bacterial peptidoglycan

@inproceedings{Heijenoort2001FormationOT,
  title={Formation of the glycan chains in the synthesis of bacterial peptidoglycan},
  author={Jean van Heijenoort},
  year={2001}
}
The main structural features of bacterial peptidoglycan are linear glycan chains interlinked by short peptides. The glycan chains are composed of alternating units of N-acetylglucosamine (GlcNAc) and N-acetylmuramic acid (MurNAc), all linkages between sugars being β,1→4. On the outside of the cytoplasmic membrane, two types of activities are involved in the polymerization of the peptidoglycan monomer unit: glycosyltransferases that catalyze the formation of the linear glycan chains and… CONTINUE READING

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