Molecular divergence of the sia locus in different serogroups of Neisseria meningitidis expressing polysialic acid capsules

@article{Claus1997MolecularDO,
  title={Molecular divergence of the sia locus in different serogroups of Neisseria meningitidis expressing polysialic acid capsules},
  author={Heike Claus and U. Vogel and Martina M{\"u}hlenhoff and Rita Gerardy-Schahn and Matthias Frosch},
  journal={Molecular and General Genetics MGG},
  year={1997},
  volume={257},
  pages={28-34}
}
The serogroups B, C, W135 and Y of Neisseria meningitidis express chemically and immunologically distinct capsular polysaccharides containing sialic acid. In the case of serogroup B meningococci sialic acid is synthesized by the gene products of a locus termed sia and forms the homopolymers of the capsule. The organization of the genes required for sialic… CONTINUE READING