Structural studies of peptidoglycans in Campylobacter species.

  title={Structural studies of peptidoglycans in Campylobacter species.},
  author={Kaori Amano and Yoshiko Shibata},
  journal={Microbiology and immunology},
  volume={36 9},
Peptidoglycans (PG) from Campylobacter coli, Campylobacter jejuni, and Campylobacter fetus were composed of muramic acid, glucosamine, alanine, glutamic acid, and diaminopimelic acid in a molar ratio of 1.1:1:1.7:1.1:09. Thirty percent of the amino groups of diaminopimelic acid were involved in cross-linkages between peptides. During cultivation, C. coli and C. jejuni changed from a spiral to a coccoid form. In C. coli, we could isolate PG only from the spiral forms in yields of 0.8-1.2% by dry… CONTINUE READING

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