Monosaccharide composition of lipopolysaccharides from Campylobacter jejuni and Campylobacter coli



The monosaccharide composition of the LPS from 5 Campylobacter jejuni strains and 7 Campylobacter coli strains has been studied. All LPS's contained KDO, heptose, glucosamine, glucose, and (with one exception) galactose. All C. jejuni and 3 C. coli LPS contained > 1% galactosamine. 3-Amino-3.6-dideoxyglucose was present in all but one C. coli LPS and in only one C. jejuni LPS.