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Gram-Negative Flagella Glycosylation
AbstractProtein glycosylation had been considered as an eccentricity of a few bacteria. However, through advances in analytical methods and genome sequencing, it is now established that bacteria possess both N-linked and O-linked glycosylation pathways. Both glycosylation pathways can modify multiple proteins, flagellins from Archaea and Eubacteria being one of these. Flagella O-glycosylation has been demonstrated in many polar flagellins from Gram-negative bacteria and in only the Gram-positive genera Clostridium and Listeria. Furthermore, O-glycosylation has also been demonstrated in a limited number of lateral flagellins. In this work, we revised the current advances in flagellar glycosylation from Gram-negative bacteria, focusing on the structural diversity of glycans, the O-linked pathway and the biological function of flagella glycosylation.
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Merino, S.; Tomás, J.M. Gram-Negative Flagella Glycosylation. Int. J. Mol. Sci. 2014, 15, 2840-2857.View more citation formats
Merino S, Tomás JM. Gram-Negative Flagella Glycosylation. International Journal of Molecular Sciences. 2014; 15(2):2840-2857.Chicago/Turabian Style
Merino, Susana; Tomás, Juan M. 2014. "Gram-Negative Flagella Glycosylation." Int. J. Mol. Sci. 15, no. 2: 2840-2857.