Structural and biosynthetic studies on linkage region between poly(galactosylglycerol phosphate) and peptidoglycan in Bacillus coagulans.


The HF treatment of teichoic acid-glycopeptide complexes isolated from lysozyme digests of Bacillus coagulans AHU 1366 cell walls gave a disaccharide, glucosyl beta (1 leads to 4)N-acetylglucosamine, along with dephosphorylated repeating units of the teichoic acid chain, galactosyl alpha (1 leads to 2) glycerol. Mild alkali treatment of the complexes… (More)