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Protein & Peptide Letters


ISSN (Print): 0929-8665
ISSN (Online): 1875-5305

Bacterial Lipopolysaccharides in Plant and Mammalian Innate Immunity

Author(s): Cristina De Castro, Otto Holst, Rosa Lanzetta, Michelangelo Parrilli and Antonio Molinaro

Volume 19, Issue 10, 2012

Page: [1040 - 1044] Pages: 5

DOI: 10.2174/092986612802762714

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This mini-review gives a structural view on the lipopolysaccharides (LPSs), the endotoxin from Gram negative bacteria, paying attention on the features that are relevant for their activity as elicitors of the innate immune system of humans, animals and plants.

Keywords: Endotoxin, innate immunity, lipid A, LPS, PAMP, PRR, Gram negative bacteria, immune system, lipid bilayer, hydrophilic compounds

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