Genetic and structural analyses of Escherichia coli O107 and O117 O-antigens.

  title={Genetic and structural analyses of Escherichia coli O107 and O117 O-antigens.},
  author={Quan Wang and Andrey V. Perepelov and Liang Feng and Yuriy A. Knirel and Yang Li and Lei Wang},
  journal={FEMS immunology and medical microbiology},
  volume={55 1},
The O-antigen, consisting of many repeats of an oligosaccharide, is an essential component of the lipopolysaccharide on the surface of Gram-negative bacteria. The O-antigen is one of the most variable cell constituents, and different O-antigen forms are almost entirely due to genetic variations in O-antigen gene clusters. In this paper, we present structural and genetic evidence for a close relationship between Escherichia coli O107 and E. coli O117 O antigens. The O-antigen of E. coli O107 has… CONTINUE READING

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