Published in Lab Business Week, April 2nd, 2006
"The expression of ganglioside-mimicking structures of Campylobacter jejuni lipooligosaccharides (LOS) is considered essential for the induction of antiganglioside antibodies that lead to Guillain-Barre syndrome (GBS). The galE gene in C. jejuni is involved in the biosynthesis of the LOS outer-core oligosaccharide structures. We have demonstrated that the C. jejuni HB9313 (HS:19) parental strain expresses a LOS structure containing GM1-like epitopes, and the C. jejuni knockout mutant of the galE...
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