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Mutations in the waaR Gene of Escherichia coli Which Disrupt Lipopolysaccharide Outer Core Biosynthesis Affect Cell Surface Retention of Group 2 Capsular Polysaccharides.

  On the basis of increased resistance to K5 capsule-specific bacteriophage, a waaR transposon mutant defective in the biosynthesis of lipopolysaccharide outer core was isolated. In a K1-expressing strain the mutation equally affected sensitivity to K1 capsule-specific bacteriophage, indicating a general effect on group 2 capsules. The waaR mutation affected retention on the cell surface of the K5 polysaccharide, with increased polysaccharide accumulating in the culture supernatant. This indicates that interactions between the outer core of lipopolysaccharide and group 2 capsular polysaccharides are important for the stabilization of group 2 capsular polysaccharides on the cell surface.

  • Type:

    Article

  • Date:

    30 November 2005

  • Publication Status:

    Published

  • DOI:

    10.1128/JB.188.3.1165-1168.2006

  • ISSN:

    0021-9193

  • Library of Congress:

    QR Microbiology

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    579 Microorganisms, fungi & algae

Citation

Taylor, C. M., Goldrick, M., Lord, L. & Roberts, I. S. (2005). Mutations in the waaR Gene of Escherichia coli Which Disrupt Lipopolysaccharide Outer Core Biosynthesis Affect Cell Surface Retention of Group 2 Capsular Polysaccharides. Journal of Bacteriology. 188(3), 1165-1168. doi:10.1128/JB.188.3.1165-1168.2006. ISSN 0021-9193

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Keywords

Mutations, waaR gene,

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