In article <ejames.3.00019692 at cbmse.nrl.navy.mil>,
ejames at cbmse.nrl.navy.mil (Elizabeth. A. James) wrote:
> Does anyone know the molecular weight of the lps of e.coli O128:B12 (monomer)
> and its chemotype?
> This is going to be one really cool .sig file one day...
Depends on average length of the O side chain. Since you give an O number
I assume it is not a rough mutant so it wouldn't have a chemotype
analogous to the Ra-Re designations used with Salmonella and E. coli
strains. Are you working with a rough mutant of this strain?
Also, O antigen length depends on growth conditions, varies from strain to
strain even with the same O type, can decrease during purification if the
glycosidic linkages are somewhat labile, etc.
The molecular weight of lipid A for E. coli is about 1800. This does not
include any of the core or O side chain sugars. Can you do something with
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