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Methods Mol Biol. 2008;431:97-106.

The biofilm exopolysaccharide polysaccharide intercellular adhesin--a molecular and biochemical approach.

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Department of Anesthesiology, University of Massachusetts Medical School, Worcester, MA, USA.

Abstract

Exopolysaccharides play a crucial role in the formation of biofilms and biofilm resistance to antimicrobials and innate host defense. Here we describe methods to analyze and quantify polysaccharide intercellular adhesin (PIA), a biofilm exopolysaccharide made of N-acetylglucosamine that is found in staphylococci and many other bacterial biofilm-forming pathogens.

PMID:
18287750
DOI:
10.1007/978-1-60327-032-8_8
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