Three genes, lgtF, lic2C and lpsA, have a primary role in determining the pattern of oligosaccharide extension from the inner core of Haemophilus influenzae LPS.

@article{Hood2004ThreeGL,
  title={Three genes, lgtF, lic2C and lpsA, have a primary role in determining the pattern of oligosaccharide extension from the inner core of Haemophilus influenzae LPS.},
  author={Derek W Hood and Mary E. Deadman and Andrew D Cox and Katherine M Makepeace and Ad{\`e}le Martin and James C. Richards and E . Richard Moxon},
  journal={Microbiology},
  year={2004},
  volume={150 Pt 7},
  pages={2089-97}
}
Lipopolysaccharide (LPS) is a virulence determinant of Haemophilus influenzae and exhibits substantial heterogeneity in structure within and between strains. Key factors contributing to this heterogeneity are the genes required to add the first glycose to each of the three heptose residues of the LPS inner core. In each case this addition can facilitate further oligosaccharide extension. lgtF is invariably present in strains and the product has a function in adding the glucose to the first… CONTINUE READING