Molecular characterization of the oafA locus responsible for acetylation of Salmonella typhimurium O-antigen: oafA is a member of a family of integral membrane trans-acylases.

@article{Slauch1996MolecularCO,
  title={Molecular characterization of the oafA locus responsible for acetylation of Salmonella typhimurium O-antigen: oafA is a member of a family of integral membrane trans-acylases.},
  author={James M Slauch and Ann A Lee and Michael J. Mahan and John J Mekalanos},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={1996},
  volume={178 20},
  pages={5904-9}
}
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) coats the surface of gram-negative bacteria and serves to protect the cell from its environment. The O-antigen is the outermost part of LPS and is highly variable among gram-negative bacteria. Strains of Salmonella are partly distinguished by serotypic differences in their O-antigen. In Salmonella typhimurium, the O-antigen is… CONTINUE READING