lipoteichoic

Of or pertaining to lipoteichoic acids or their derivatives

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  • Lipoteichoic acid — (LTA) is a surface associated adhesion amphiphile from Gram positive bacteria and regulator of autolytic wall enzymes (muramidases). It is released from the bacterial cells mainly after bacteriolysis induced by lysozyme, cationic peptides from… …   Wikipedia

  • lipoteichoic acid — Compounds formed from teichoic acid linked to glycolipid and found in the walls of most Gram positive bacteria. The lipoteichoic acid of streptococci may function as an adhesin …   Dictionary of molecular biology

  • lipoteichoic acid — noun Any of various lipid derivatives of teichoic acids …   Wiktionary

  • lipoteichoic acid — lipo·tei·cho·ic ac·id (lip″o ti koґik) any of various teichoic acids (q.v.) that are covalently linked to glycolipids of the plasma membrane of gram positive bacteria. In certain bacteria, they are major antigenic determinants. Cf. wall… …   Medical dictionary

  • Gram-positive bacteria — Gram positive bacteria, stained purple, of both the bacillus (“rod shaped”) and coccus (spherical) forms.  A few Gram negative bacteria are also present, stained pink.  Numbered ticks are eleven (11) microns apart. Gram positive… …   Wikipedia

  • Cell envelope — The cell envelope is the cell membrane and cell wall plus an outer membrane, if one is present. Most bacterial cell envelopes fall into two major categories: Gram positive and Gram negative. These are differentiated by their Gram staining… …   Wikipedia

  • Bacterial cell structure — Bacteria, despite their apparent simplicity, contain a well developed cell structure which is responsible for many of their unique biological properties. Many structural features are unique to bacteria and are not found among archaea or… …   Wikipedia

  • D-alanine—poly(phosphoribitol) ligase — Identifiers EC number 6.1.1.13 CAS number 9023 65 8 …   Wikipedia

  • Gram-negative bacteria — Microscopic image of Gram negative Pseudomonas aeruginosa bacteria (pink red rods). Gram negative bacteria are bacteria that do not retain crystal violet dye in the Gram staining protocol.[1] In a Gram …   Wikipedia

  • Microbiology — An agar plate streaked with microorganisms …   Wikipedia

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