Jul 1, 1989

The influence of the O-antigen and the capsular polysaccharide on the establishment of PlCmts lysogeny in Klebsiella pneumoniae

FEMS Microbiology Letters
S CamprubíJ M Tomás


The O-antigen of the lipopolysaccharide in Klebsiella pneumoniae caused a significant reduction in the frequency of establishment of PlCmts lysogeny, while the capsular polysaccharide showed no effect on this frequency. The bacterial receptor for PlCmts are the lipopolysaccharide-core oligosaccharides, the results suggest that K. pneumoniae strains with an O-antigen in their lipopolysaccharide have a poorly accessible lipopolysaccharide-core (the PlCmts bacterial receptor), while K. pneumoniae strains lacking the O-antigen have a highly accessible lipopolysaccharide-core. The accessibility of the receptor is independent of the K antigen (capsular polysaccharide).

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Alkalescens-Dispar Group
Klebsiella pneumoniae
Blood group antigen KEL 1
Infection by Klebsiella Pneumoniae in Conditions Classified Elsewhere and of Unspecified Site
Polysaccharides, Bacterial
Antigens, Bacterial

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