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Glycine is a common substituent of the inner core in Haemophilus influenzae lipopolysaccharide
Södertörn University, Avdelning Naturvetenskap.
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2001 (English)In: Glycobiology, ISSN 0959-6658, E-ISSN 1460-2423, Vol. 11, no 12, 1009-1015 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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A survey of both typeable and nontypeable strainsof Haemophilus influenzae indicated that they contain glycine (Gly) in their lipopolysaccharide (LPS). Significant amounts (30-250 pmol Gly/mug LPS) were determined by high-performance anion-exchange chromatography using pulsed amperometric detection after treatment of the LPS with mild alkali. Oligosaccharides obtained from LPS after mild acid hydrolysis and gel filtration chromatography were investigated by electrospray ionization mass spectrometry (ESI-MS) and capillary electrophoresis (CE) ESI-MS. In all cases, molecular ions corresponding to the major glycoforms were identified and were accompanied by ions differing by 57 Da, thus indicating the presence of glycine. The position of glycine in these glycoforms was determined by CE-ESI-MS/MS analyses. It was found that, depending on strain, glycine can substitute each of the heptoses of the inner-core element, L-alpha-D-Hepp-(1-->2)-[PEtn-->6]-L-alpha-D-Hepp-(1-->3)-L-alpha-D-Hepp- (1-->5)-alpha-Kdo of H. influenzae LPS as well as Kdo. In some strains, mixtures of monosubstituted Gly-containing glycoforms having different substitution patterns were identified.

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2001. Vol. 11, no 12, 1009-1015 p.
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Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
URN: urn:nbn:se:sh:diva-15838DOI: 10.1093/glycob/11.12.1009ISI: 000173482800003OAI: diva2:509202
Available from: 2012-03-12 Created: 2012-03-09 Last updated: 2012-03-12Bibliographically approved

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