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Use of Lectins to Characterize Surface Alterations of β-lactam Resistant Mutants of Pseudomonas aeruginosa

  • G. Stübner
  • R. Marre
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Abstract

Lectins are defined as sugar binding proteins of plant origin with no detectable enzymatic activity [5]. They react with cellular bound or soluble carbohydrates selectively likened to the antigen antibody reaction [10,11]. They possess specifities for a wide range of carbohydrate structures [2,4,8,11]. Bacteria have a lot of surface components which are capable of interacting with lectins, e.g. teichoic acid, lipopolysaccharides, peptidoglycan, group specific antigens and hydrophobic areas of proteins of the outer membrane [2,3,11].

Keywords

Neisseria Gonorrhoeae Carbohydrate Structure Teichoic Acid Antigen Antibody Reaction Agglutination Reaction 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • G. Stübner
    • 1
  • R. Marre
    • 2
  1. 1.Institut für Bakteriologie und HygieneKrankenhaus NordstadtHannoverGermany
  2. 2.Institut für Medizinische MikrobiologieMed. Hochschule LübeckLübeckGermany

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