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Deceiving cell walls

... proteins that have a critical effect on the infectiousness of pneumococcal bacteria. The cell walls of pneumococci contain special polymers, called teichoic acids, that are equipped with phosphocholine groups and induce a characteristic choline architecture on the cell walls. The choline groups act as dock...

Pair of studies offer new clues to combat antibiotic resistance

...n the journal, researchers at Harvard Medical School and Harvard University built synthetic versions of natural substrates used by key enzymes to make teichoic acids, polymeric structures in the membrane surrounding gram-positive bacteria. The polymers are considered essential for bacterial survival. Until no...
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Teichoic acid - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Teichoic acids are bacterial polysaccharides of glycerol phosphate or ribitol phospate linked via phosphodiester bonds.

Teichoic acid: Definition from Answers.com

In enzymology, a teichoic-acid-transporting ATPase (EC 3.6.3.40) is an enzyme that catalyzes the chemical reaction

Teichoic Acids Are Not Required for Streptococcus pneumoniae and ...

Teichoic acids (TA) are an important portion (50%) of gram-positive walls. ... To remove the teichoic acids, purified walls were suspended in 49% hydrofluoric ...

Wall Teichoic Acid Deficiency in Staphylococcus aureus Confers ...

Wall teichoic acids (WTAs) and membrane lipoteichoic acids (LTAs) are the major ... Location of peptidoglycan and teichoic acid on the cell wall surface of ...

Teichoic Acids Are Not Required for Streptococcus pneumoniae and ...

Teichoic acids (TA) are an important portion (50%) of gram-positive walls. ... Peptidoglycan and teichoic acid from Staphylococcus epidermidis stimulate human ...

Colony Spreading in Staphylococcus aureus -- Kaito and Sekimizu 189 (6 ...

Thus, we concluded that of teichoic acids is required for colony spreading. ... Teichoic acids might reduce the friction between cells and the agar surface in ...
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