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Bacterial Lipopolysaccharides in Plant and Mammalian Innate Immunity

[ Vol. 19 , Issue. 10 ]


Cristina De Castro, Otto Holst, Rosa Lanzetta, Michelangelo Parrilli and Antonio Molinaro   Pages 1040 - 1044 ( 5 )


This mini-review gives a structural view on the lipopolysaccharides (LPSs), the endotoxin from Gram negative bacteria, paying attention on the features that are relevant for their activity as elicitors of the innate immune system of humans, animals and plants.


Endotoxin, innate immunity, lipid A, LPS, PAMP, PRR, Gram negative bacteria, immune system, lipid bilayer, hydrophilic compounds


Department of Chemical Sciences, Universita degli Studi di Napoli Federico II, via Cintia,4 I-80126 Napoli, Italy.

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