We report the first complete structural characterization of the lipopolysaccharide (LPS) from a cystic fibrosis (CF) clinical isolate of Prevotella denticola (B003V1S1X). Chemical, spectroscopic, and spectrometric analyses revealed a unique rough-type LPS (LOS) structure. The structure has a highly negatively charged heptasaccharide core region containing hexoses, with the first two sugars, 3-deoxy-D-manno-oct-2-ulosonic acid (Kdo) and mannose, highly phosphorylated. Furthermore, the lipid A moiety has the typical structure for the genus Prevotella, and was also highly phosphorylated.
- NMR spectroscopy
- Structure elucidation
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Organic Chemistry
- Physical and Theoretical Chemistry