Molecular characterization of Streptococcus pneumoniae type 4, 6B, 8, and 18C capsular polysaccharide gene clusters.

@article{Jiang2001MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of Streptococcus pneumoniae type 4, 6B, 8, and 18C capsular polysaccharide gene clusters.},
  author={Shao Mei Jiang and Li Wang and P. R. Reeves},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={2001},
  volume={69 3},
  pages={1244-55}
}
Capsular polysaccharide (CPS) is a major virulence factor in Streptococcus pneumoniae. CPS gene clusters of S. pneumoniae types 4, 6B, 8, and 18C were sequenced and compared with those of CPS types 1, 2, 14, 19F, 19A, 23F, and 33F. All have the same four genes at the 5' end, encoding proteins thought to be involved in regulation and export. Sequences of these genes can be divided into two classes, and evidence of recombination between them was observed. Next is the gene encoding the transferase… CONTINUE READING
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