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Unusual Lipid A from a Cold-Adapted Bacterium: Detailed Structural Characterization

Unusual Lipid A from a Cold-Adapted Bacterium: Detailed Structural Characterization
Dominik Schwudke, Maria Luisa Tutino, Maria Michela Corsaro, Angela Casillo, Lynn Verstrepen, Ermenegilda Parrilli, Filomena Sannino, Rosa Lanzetta, Rudi Beyaert, Buko Lindner, Marcello Ziaco, Aurora Holgado
The back cover picture shows one of the strategies for counteracting the cold stress adopted from the Arctic isolate Colwellia psychrerythraea 34H. Bacteria thriving in cold habitats have developed various mechanisms to avoid the cells freezing. Some of these strategies involve outer-membrane (OM) molecules such as lipopolysaccharides. These molecules are embedded in the OM through their glycolipid portion and, together with phospholipids, are devoted to maintaining the fluidity of the membrane. We have completely characterised the lipid A portion of the lipopolysaccharide from Colwellia, a contribution to the elucidation of the structure–function relationship for these molecules isolated from psychrophiles. More information can be found in the full paper by A. Casillo, M. M. Corsaro et al. (DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201700287).

Publisher URL: http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/resolve/doi

DOI: 10.1002/cbic.201700454

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