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Carbohydr Res. 1989 Aug 15;191(2):295-303.

Structure of the lipopolysaccharide antigenic O-chain produced by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae serotype 4 (ATCC 33 378).

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Division of Biological Sciences, National Research Council of Canada, Ottawa.


The structure of the antigenic O-polysaccharide part of the S-type lipopolysaccharide produced by Actinobacillus pleuropneumoniae serotype 4 has been determined by periodate oxidation, methylation, partial hydrolysis, and 1H- and 13C-n.m.r. spectroscopy. The O-polysaccharide structure has a branched-tetrasaccharide repeating unit, (----3)-beta-D-Galp-(1----4)-[beta-D-Glcp-(1----3)]-beta-D-GalpNAc- (1----4)-alpha-L-Rhap-(1-)n. The structure resembles that of the lipopolysaccharide O-chain of A. pleuropneumoniae serotype 7, and their common epitopes may account for the apparent serological cross-reactivity observed between the two serotypes when incompletely adsorbed, anticapsular-typing sera are used.

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