A novel gene required for rhamnose-glucose polysaccharide synthesis in Streptococcus mutans

Yoshihisa Yamashita, Yukie Shibata, Yoshio Nakano, Hiromasa Tsuda, Nobuo Kido, Michio Ohta, Toshihiko Koga

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Abstract

Gene rgpG is required for biosynthesis of rhamnose-glucose polysaccharide (RGP) in Streptococcus mutans. Its deduced amino acid sequence had similarity to WecA, which initiates syntheses of enterobacterial common antigen and some O antigens in Escherichia coli. Gene rgpG complemented a wecA mutation of E. coli, suggesting that rgpG may function similarly in RGP synthesis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)6556-6559
Number of pages4
JournalJournal of bacteriology
Volume181
Issue number20
Publication statusPublished - Oct 1 1999

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All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Microbiology
  • Molecular Biology

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Yamashita, Y., Shibata, Y., Nakano, Y., Tsuda, H., Kido, N., Ohta, M., & Koga, T. (1999). A novel gene required for rhamnose-glucose polysaccharide synthesis in Streptococcus mutans. Journal of bacteriology, 181(20), 6556-6559.