Neisseria gonorrhoeae uses two lytic transglycosylases to produce cytotoxic peptidoglycan monomers.


Peptidoglycan fragments released by Neisseria gonorrhoeae contribute to the inflammation and ciliated cell death associated with gonorrhea and pelvic inflammatory disease. However, little is known about the production and release of these fragments during bacterial growth. Previous studies demonstrated that one lytic transglycosylase, LtgA, was responsible… (More)
DOI: 10.1128/JB.00506-08


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