Occurrence, Synthesis and Biosynthesis of Bacterial Heptoses

Author(s): Paul Kosma.

Journal Name: Current Organic Chemistry

Volume 12 , Issue 12 , 2008

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Heptoses are important higher-carbon sugars occurring in numerous structural variations in several domains of the bacterial cell wall, which are briefly summarized. Recent approaches towards the chemical and chemo-enzymatic synthesis of these microbial monosaccharides will be summarized as well as progress made in the elucidation of two major biochemical pathways involving the synthesis of heptose phosphates and nucleotide-activated heptoses.

Keywords: Bacterial Heptoses, Biosynthesis, Synthesis, bacterial cell wall, microbial monosaccharides, Lipopolysaccharides

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Year: 2008
Page: [1021 - 1039]
Pages: 19
DOI: 10.2174/138527208785161169
Price: $58

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