A Glycan Shield for Bacterial Sphingolipids

Pooja Arora, Steven A. Porcelli

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In this issue of Chemistry & Biology, Kinjo et al. (2008) propose that the addition of oligosaccharides to the core outer membrane glycosphingolipid in Sphingomonas spp. may be an adaptation that allows bacteria to evade recognition by Natural Killer T cells, thus suggesting a remarkable process of host/pathogen coevolution.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)642-644
Number of pages3
JournalChemistry and Biology
Issue number7
StatePublished - Jul 21 2008


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Medicine
  • Molecular Biology
  • Pharmacology
  • Drug Discovery
  • Clinical Biochemistry

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