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Bacterial Cell Wall Homeostasis

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    Chapter 1 Bacterial Cell Wall Homeostasis
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    Chapter 2 Ultra-Sensitive, High-Resolution Liquid Chromatography Methods for the High-Throughput Quantitative Analysis of Bacterial Cell Wall Chemistry and Structure.
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    Chapter 3 Bacterial Cell Wall Homeostasis
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    Chapter 4 Cell Shaving and False-Positive Control Strategies Coupled to Novel Statistical Tools to Profile Gram-Positive Bacterial Surface Proteomes.
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    Chapter 5 Differential Proteomics Based on Multidimensional Protein Identification Technology to Understand the Biogenesis of Outer Membrane of Escherichia coli.
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    Chapter 6 Bacterial Cell Wall Homeostasis
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    Chapter 7 Zymographic Techniques for the Analysis of Bacterial Cell Wall in Bacillus.
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    Chapter 8 Liquid Chromatography-Tandem Mass Spectrometry to Define Sortase Cleavage Products.
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    Chapter 9 Genetics and Cell Morphology Analyses of the Actinomyces oris srtA Mutant.
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    Chapter 10 Bacterial Cell Wall Homeostasis
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    Chapter 11 Luciferase Reporter Gene System to Detect Cell Wall Stress Stimulon Induction in Staphylococcus aureus.
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    Chapter 12 Bacterial Cell Wall Homeostasis
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    Chapter 13 Continuous Fluorescence Assay for Peptidoglycan Glycosyltransferases.
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    Chapter 14 Analysis of Peptidoglycan Fragment Release.
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    Chapter 15 Bacterial Cell Wall Homeostasis
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    Chapter 16 Analysis of Bacterial Cell Surface Chemical Composition Using Cryogenic X-Ray Photoelectron Spectroscopy.
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    Chapter 17 Biophysical Measurements of Bacterial Cell Shape.
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    Chapter 18 Bacterial Cell Wall Homeostasis
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    Chapter 19 Structural Comparison and Simulation of Pneumococcal Peptidoglycan Hydrolase LytB.
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Chapter title
Bacterial Cell Wall Homeostasis
Chapter number 15
Book title
Bacterial Cell Wall Homeostasis
Published in
Methods in molecular biology, January 2016
DOI 10.1007/978-1-4939-3676-2_15
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Book ISBNs
978-1-4939-3674-8, 978-1-4939-3676-2

Covas, Gonçalo, Vaz, Filipa, Henriques, Gabriela, Pinho, Mariana G, Filipe, Sérgio R, Gonçalo Covas, Filipa Vaz, Gabriela Henriques, Mariana G. Pinho, Sérgio R. Filipe


Hee-Jeon Hong


Most bacterial cells are surrounded by a surface composed mainly of peptidoglycan (PGN), a glycopolymer responsible for ensuring the bacterial shape and a telltale molecule that betrays the presence of bacteria to the host immune system. In Staphylococcus aureus, as in most gram-positive bacteria, peptidoglycan is concealed by covalently linked molecules of wall teichoic acids (WTA)-phosphate rich molecules made of glycerol and ribitol phosphates which may be tailored by different amino acids and sugars.In order to analyze and compare the composition of WTA produced by different S. aureus strains, we describe methods to: (1) quantify the total amount of WTA present at the bacterial cell surface, through the determination of the inorganic phosphate present in phosphodiester linkages of WTA; (2) identify which sugar constituents are present in the assembled WTA molecules, by detecting the monosaccharides, released by acid hydrolysis, through an high-performance anion exchange chromatography analysis coupled with pulsed amperometric detection (HPAEC-PAD) and (3) compare the polymerization degree of WTA found at the cell surface of different S. aureus strains, through their different migration in a polyacrylamide gel electrophoresis (PAGE).

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Portugal 1 5%
Unknown 20 95%

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Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Postgraduate 5 24%
Researcher 4 19%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 14%
Student > Ph. D. Student 2 10%
Professor > Associate Professor 2 10%
Other 2 10%
Unknown 3 14%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 7 33%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 4 19%
Immunology and Microbiology 3 14%
Chemical Engineering 1 5%
Medicine and Dentistry 1 5%
Other 1 5%
Unknown 4 19%

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