Wall teichoic acids of gram-positive bacteria.

@article{Brown2013WallTA,
  title={Wall teichoic acids of gram-positive bacteria.},
  author={Stephanie K. Brown and John P Santa Maria and Suzanne Coolbaugh Walker},
  journal={Annual review of microbiology},
  year={2013},
  volume={67},
  pages={
          313-36
        }
}
The peptidoglycan layers of many gram-positive bacteria are densely functionalized with anionic glycopolymers known as wall teichoic acids (WTAs). These polymers play crucial roles in cell shape determination, regulation of cell division, and other fundamental aspects of gram-positive bacterial physiology. Additionally, WTAs are important in pathogenesis and play key roles in antibiotic resistance. We provide an overview of WTA structure and biosynthesis, review recent studies on the biological… CONTINUE READING
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