Serologically Reactive Polysaccharides Produced through the Action of Bacterial Enzymes

  title={Serologically Reactive Polysaccharides Produced through the Action of Bacterial Enzymes},
  author={Edward J. Hehre and John Y. Sugg},
  journal={The Journal of Experimental Medicine},
  pages={339 - 353}
A serologically reactive polysaccharide of dextran nature was produced from sucrose by the action of some enzyme or similar heat-labile agent contained in sterile filtered extracts derived from sucrose broth cultures of Leuconostoc mesenteroides. Rigorous controls were included to prove that this reaction occurred in the absence of microorganisms. Purified preparations of the dextran formed by the sterile extracts were similar to the dextran elaborated in sucrose broth cultures of the bacteria… CONTINUE READING
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