Structural analysis and immunogenicity of Pseudomonas aeruginosa immunotype 2 high molecular weight polysaccharide.


We analyzed high molecular weight polysaccharide (PS) from the Fisher immunotype 2 (IT-2) strain of Pseudomonas aeruginosa for molecular composition and structure, then determined its immunogenicity in healthy adults. The PS was composed of 2-acetamido-2,6-dideoxygalactose (N-acetyl fucosamine) and glucose in a molar ratio of 2:1. Structural analysis by… (More)