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Title Bacterial lipopolysaccharides : structure, chemical synthesis, biogenesis and interaction with host cells / Yuriy A. Knirel, Miguel A. Valvano, editors
Published Wien : Springer-Verlag, 2011


Description 1 online resource (xi, 440 pages) : illustrations (some color)
Contents 1. Lipid A structure (A. Silipo, A. Molinaro) -- 2. Structure of the lipopolysaccharide core region (O. Holst) -- 3. Structure of O-antigens (Y.A. Knirel) -- 4. Chemical synthesis of lipid A and analogues (S. Kusumoto) -- 5. Chemical synthesis of lipopolysaccharide core (P. Kosma, A. Zamyatina) -- 6. Genetics and biosynthesis of lipid A (C.M. Stead, A.C. Pride, M.S. Trent) -- 7. Pathways for the biosynthesis of NDP sugars (Y. Hao, J. Lam) -- 8. Lipopolysaccharide core oligosaccharide biosynthesis and assembly (U. Mamat, M. Skurnik, J.A. Bengoechea) -- 9. Genetics, biosynthesis and assembly of O-antigen (M.A. Valvano, S.E. Furlong, K.B. Patel) -- 10. Lipopolysaccharide export to the outer membrane (P. Sperandeo, G. Dehò, A. Polissi) -- 11. Evolution of lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis genes (M.M. Cunneen, P.R. Reeves) -- 12. The molecular basis of lipid A and Toll-like receptor 4 interactions (G.L. Hold, C.E. Bryant) -- 13. Modulation of lipopolysaccharide signalling through TLR4 agonists and antagonists (F. Peri, M. Piazza, V. Calabrese, R. Cighetti) -- 14. Lipopolysaccharide interactions with plants (G. Erbs, M.-A. Newman)
Summary The bacterial lipopolysaccharide also known as endotoxin is exhaustively covered in the present work. Central emphasis is placed upon the fine chemical structure of the lipopolysaccharide and its significance for understanding their activity and function. In particular, the role it plays in the interaction of bacteria with other biological systems is examined. New aspects of their physicochemical biology are introduced and updates to the current knowledge concerning the lipopolysaccharide are provided. This important class of biomolecules has recently attracted the attention of many investigators
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Endotoxins.
Endotoxins -- chemistry
Host-Pathogen Interactions
Science des matériaux.
Form Electronic book
Author Knirel, Yuriy A.
Valvano, Miguel A.
LC no. 2011932724
ISBN 9783709107331
Other Titles Structure, chemical synthesis, biogenesis and interaction with host cells