Structural elucidation of the O-antigenic polysaccharide from Escherichia coli O44:H18.

The O-antigen polysaccharide of the lipopolysaccharide from the enteroaggregative Escherichia coli O44:H18 has been investigated. Sugar and methylation analysis, 1H- and 13C-NMR spectroscopy revealed that the polysaccharide is composed of pentasaccharide repeating units. The sequence of sugar residues was determined by use of two-dimensional nuclear… CONTINUE READING