Polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis of the capsular polysaccharides of Escherichia coli K1 and other bacteria.

Methods were developed for the polyacrylamide gel electrophoretic analysis of capsular polysaccharides of bacteria with Escherichia coli K1 as a model. Conditions were determined for the rapid and gentle extraction of the K1 polysaccharide by incubation of the bacteria in a volatile buffer and for the subsequent removal of the putative phospholipid moiety… CONTINUE READING