The lipopolysaccharide (LPS) of non-typeable Haemophilus influenzae (NTHi) can be substituted at various positions by N-acetylneuraminic acid (Neu5Ac). LPS sialylation plays an important role in pathogenesis. The only LPS sialyltransferase characterized biochemically to date in H. influenzae is Lic3A, an alpha-2,3-sialyltransferase responsible for the addition of Neu5Ac to a lactose acceptor (Hood, D. W., Cox, A. D., Gilbert, M., Makepeace, K., Walsh, S., Deadman, M. E., Cody, A., Martin, A.,...Expand abstract
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Identification of a bifunctional lipopolysaccharide sialyltransferase in Haemophilus influenzae: incorporation of disialic acid.
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