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Structural studies of the major polysaccharide in the cell wall of Renibacterium salmoninarum.

Authors
  • Sørum, U
  • Robertsen, B
  • Kenne, L
Type
Published Article
Journal
Carbohydrate Research
Publisher
Elsevier
Publication Date
Jan 01, 1998
Volume
306
Issue
1-2
Pages
305–314
Identifiers
PMID: 9691455
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The galactose-rich polysaccharide (GPS) in the cell wall of the Gram-positive bacterium Renibacterium salmoninarum, the causative agent in of bacterial kidney disease (BKD) of salmonids, has been studied by sugar and methylation analysis, partial acid hydrolysis, Smith degradation, FABMS, and 1H and 13C NMR spectroscopy. The data show that the GPS has a heptasaccharide repeating unit with the following structure: alpha-D-Rhap-(1-->3)-alpha-L-FucpNAc-(1-->)-beta-D-GlcpNAc 1 decreases 2 -->3)-beta-D-Galf-(1-->6)-beta-D-Galf-(1-->3)-beta-D-Galf -(1-->6) -beta-D-Galf-(1-->.

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