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Carbohydr Res. 2005 Jan 17;340(1):167-71.

Structural analysis of the O-antigen polysaccharide from Escherichia coli O152.

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Department of Organic Chemistry, Arrhenius Laboratory, Stockholm University, S-106 91 Stockholm, Sweden.


The structure of the O-antigen polysaccharide (PS) from Escherichia coli O152 has been determined. Component analysis together with 1H, 13C and 31P NMR spectroscopy were used to elucidate the structure. Inter-residue correlations were determined by 1H,31P COSY, 1H,1H NOESY and 1H,13C heteronuclear multiple-bond correlation experiments. The PS is composed of pentasaccharide repeating units with the following structure: [structure: see text]. The structure is similar to that of the O-antigen polysaccharide from E. coli O173. The cross-reactivity between E. coli O152 and E. coli O3 may be explained by structural similarities in the branching region of their O-antigen polysaccharides.

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