Glycosylation in bacteria: that, what, how, why, now what?
Part 3. Proteomics
3.5. Proteome Diversity
Short Specialist Review
Published Online: 15 APR 2005
Copyright © 2005 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd
Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics
How to Cite
Appelmelk, B. J., Vandenbroucke-Grauls, C. M. J. E. and Bitter, W. 2005. Glycosylation in bacteria: that, what, how, why, now what?. Encyclopedia of Genetics, Genomics, Proteomics and Bioinformatics. 3:3.5:69.
- Published Online: 15 APR 2005
Once considered mavericks, many bacterial species produce glycoproteins. Bacterial polypeptide glycans vary from mono- to polysaccharides, are O- or N-linked, may or may not have a eukaryotic signature, and require an apparatus sometimes organized in glycosylation islands. Recent work shows that also in prokaryotes, glycan chains serve as information carriers, and are often involved in interactions between prokaryotes and their environment, including host–pathogen interaction in human and nonhuman hosts.
- virulence factor;