Structural and genetic characterization of the Shigella boydii type 10 and type 6 O antigens.

@article{Senchenkova2005StructuralAG,
  title={Structural and genetic characterization of the Shigella boydii type 10 and type 6 O antigens.},
  author={Sof'ya N Senchenkova and Liang Feng and Jinghua Yang and A. S. J. H. U. Shashkov and Jiansong Cheng and Dan Liu and Yuriy A. Knirel and P. R. Reeves and Qi Jin and Qiang Ye and Lei Wang},
  journal={Journal of bacteriology},
  year={2005},
  volume={187 7},
  pages={2551-4}
}
Comparison of the O antigens of Shigella boydii types 10 and 6 by chemical analysis and nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy showed that their structures are similar, with the only difference being the presence or absence of d-ribofuranose, which is the immunodominant sugar in S. boydii type 10. In S. boydii type 6, a residue previously reported as alpha-d-GlcpA, was shown to be beta-d-GlcpA as in S. boydii type 10. S. boydii types 10 and 6 are reported not to cross-react serologically, and… CONTINUE READING