Structure of the heptose region of lipopolysaccharies from Rhodospirillum tenue.

There is a common structure (core region) in the lipopolysaccharides of Rhodospirillum tenue. It is composed of a branched trisaccharide of L-glycero-D-mannoheptose (and of 2-keto-3-deoxyoctonate), as revealed by methylation analyses of degraded polysaccharides of four different R. tenue strains. The structure is similar or might even be identical to the… CONTINUE READING