Immunochemical studies on the O-specific side chains of the heterogeneous lipopolysaccharide from Proteus mirabilis O27.

Chemically and serologically identical O-specific fractions were isolated from two different lipopolysaccharide (LPS) preparations of Proteus mirabilis O27. The release of a labile constituent in mild hydrolysis deprived those fractions of their serological activity. The compound was identified as N-acetyl-D-glucosamine and its terminal position in the… CONTINUE READING