Two New Amino-Sugars from an Antigenic Polysaccharide of Pneumococcus

@article{Barker1961TwoNA,
  title={Two New Amino-Sugars from an Antigenic Polysaccharide of Pneumococcus},
  author={Steven A. Barker and J S Brimacombe and M J How and Margaret Stacey and Jennifer M. Williams},
  journal={Nature},
  year={1961},
  volume={189},
  pages={303-304}
}
THOUGH a large number of antigenic capsular polysaccharides of Pneumococcus are known to contain one or more amino-sugars1, in only one case, namely, 2-amino-2-deoxy-D-glucose (D-glucosamine) from type XIV polysaccharide2, has the amino-sugar been isolated and characterized. Two amino-sugars, designated ‘pneumosamine’ and ‘amino-sugar X’ have been isolated… CONTINUE READING