Shigella flexneri rods play an important role in human intestinal infections. In the presented studies we have shown that O-acetyl and glucose residues, substituted in main GalNAc-Rha chains of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) are important for the bactericidal effect of human serum. By dot-blot, immunoblotting and ELISA with immobilized LPS we have shown correlation of C3 fragments deposition and serum resistance. LPSs isolated from a serum-sensitive strain deposited more C3 fragments than LPSs from serum-resistant Shigella flexneri strains.
|Number of pages||8|
|Journal||Acta Microbiologica Polonica|
|Publication status||Published - 6 May 2003|
- C3 fragments
- Shigella flexneri