Properties of the major components of outer membrane

Range Table - link
Organism bacteria
Reference Nikaido Hiroshi, Outer membrane, ch. 5 in Neidhardt F.C. Escherichia coli and Salmonella: Cellular and Molecular Biology. Vol 1, ASM Press 1996. table 1
Primary Source [89] Labischinski H, Barnickel G, Bradaczek H, Naumann D, Rietschel ET, Giesbrecht P. High state of order of isolated bacterial lipopolysaccharide and its possible contribution to the permeation barrier property of the outer membrane. J Bacteriol. 1985 Apr162(1):9-20. [176] Smit J, Kamio Y, Nikaido H. Outer membrane of Salmonella typhimurium: chemical analysis and freeze-fracture studies with lipopolysaccharide mutants. J Bacteriol. 1975 Nov124(2):942-58.PubMed ID3980449, 1102538
Method primary source 89: X ray diffraction. Primary source 176: Electron microscopy.
Comments "The OM [outer membrane] contains two types of lipids, lipopolysaccharide (LPS) and phospholipids, as well as a set of characteristic proteins (Table 1). In addition, the OM of Enterobacteriaceae contains a unique polysaccharide, enterobacterial common antigen (ECA)." "Furthermore, as the number of hydrocarbon chains in phospholipids is about equal to that in LPS in the OM (Table 1), most of the inner leaflet must be occupied by phospholipids and there should be few, if any, phospholipid molecules in the outer leaflet (primary source 176)." Numbers of primary sources as in ref
Entered by Uri M
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