The structure of the lipid anchor ofcampylobacter jejunipolysaccharide
Corcoran, Adrian T.
Moran, Anthony P.
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Corcoran, Adrian T. Annuk, Heidi; Moran, Anthony P. (2006). The structure of the lipid anchor ofcampylobacter jejunipolysaccharide. FEMS Microbiology Letters 257 (2), 228-235
Campylobacter jejuni is a leading cause of gastroenteritis in humans. Campylobacter jejuni produces extracellular polysaccharides that have been characterized structurally and shown to be independent of lipopolysaccharides. Furthermore, it has been suggested that these C. jejuni polysaccharides are capsular in nature, although their lipid anchor has not been identified. In this report, the occurrence of a lipid-linked capsular-like polysaccharide in C. jejuni is conclusively shown, and the lipid anchor identified as dipalmitoyl-glycerophosphate.