Characterization of the S-Layer Glycoproteins of Two Lactobacilli

  • Alexander Möschl
  • Christina Schäffer
  • Uwe B. Sleytr
  • Paul Messner
  • Rudolf Christian
  • Gerhard Schulz
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Part of the NATO ASI Series book series (NSSA, volume 252)

Abstract

Surface layer (S-layer) glycoproteins have been described on many archaeobacteria. Among eubacteria their presence has only been reported for the Bacillaceae (for a review see Messner and Sleytr, 1992). Lactic bacteria often produce extracellular polymers such as slimes and capsules (for example those described by Nakajima et al., 1990 and Racine et al., 1991). Most of these polymers are polysaccharides but a few reports claim the presence of glycoproteins in lactic streptococci (Macura and Townsley, 1984) and lactobacilli (Garcia-Garibay and Marshall, 1991). These observations have encouraged us to extend our survey on glycosylated S-layer proteins to lactobacilli.

Keywords

High Pressure Liquid Chromatography Guanidine Hydrochloride Glucose Residue Lactococcus Lactis Subsp Lactic Bacterium 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Alexander Möschl
    • 1
  • Christina Schäffer
    • 1
  • Uwe B. Sleytr
    • 1
  • Paul Messner
    • 1
  • Rudolf Christian
    • 2
  • Gerhard Schulz
    • 3
  1. 1.Center for Ultrastructure Research and Ludwig Boltzman Institute for Molecular NanotechnologyUniversity of AgricultureViennaAustria
  2. 2.Scientific Software CompanyViennaAustria
  3. 3.Sandoz ForschungsinstitutViennaAustria

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