Genes involved in cell wall localization and side chain formation of rhamnose-glucose polysaccharide in Streptococcus mutans.

@article{Yamashita1998GenesII,
  title={Genes involved in cell wall localization and side chain formation of rhamnose-glucose polysaccharide in Streptococcus mutans.},
  author={Yoshihiro Yamashita and Yuji Tsukioka and K Tomihisa and Yoshio Nakano and Toshihiko Koga},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1998},
  volume={180 21},
  pages={5803-7}
}
We identified in Streptococcus mutans six new genes (rgpA through rgpF), whose disruption results in a loss of serotype-specific antigenicity, specified by the glucose side chains of rhamnose-glucose polysaccharide from the cell wall. Rhamnose and glucose content of the cell wall decreased drastically in all these disruption mutants, except that in the rgpE mutant only the glucose content decreased. RgpC and RgpD are homologous to ATP-binding cassette transporter components and may be involved… CONTINUE READING

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