Format

Send to

Choose Destination
FEMS Microbiol Lett. 1998 Dec 15;169(2):355-9.

Uptake and incorporation of choline and ethanolamine into lipoteichoic acid and teichoic acid by the choline-independent mutant JY2190 of Streptococcus pneumoniae.

Author information

1
Institut für Biochemie, Med. Fak., Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg, Germany.

Abstract

Lipoteichoic acid- and teichoic acid-containing muropeptides were isolated from choline- or ethanolamine-grown cells of the choline-independent mutant JY2190 of Streptococcus pneumoniae. Choline was taken up and incorporated into lipoteichoic acid and teichoic acid with 81% efficiency, compared with the parent strain Rx1. With similar efficiency, ethanolamine was incorporated. Accordingly, the mutant is a valuable tool for identifying the individual genes encoding the enzymes of choline utilisation, because any of these genes can be deleted without affecting viability and growth rate.

[Indexed for MEDLINE]
Free full text

Supplemental Content

Full text links

Icon for Silverchair Information Systems Icon for Wiley
Loading ...
Support Center