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Exer 6 Post Lab

Exer 6 Post Lab

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Published by: Jonah Feliza Liz Mora on Feb 11, 2012
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Exercise 6Study of CellWall
 
Structure
Peptidoglycan(PG)- a.k.a murein; mucopeptide~ unique component of bacterial cell wall~ a polymer of disaccharides (2 sugarderivatives) linked by polypeptides (chain of different D amino acids)-N-acetylglucosamine(NAG)-N-acetylmuric acid(NAM); has attachedside chain amino acid~ cross bridge amino acids primarilycontributes to the strength
 
Function
Gives bacteriashapeandrigidity
Contributes topathogenicity of pathogenic bacteria(due to enzymaticexcretions) especially Gram- negativebacteria
Protects bacteria from toxic substances
Site of action of some antibiotics (dueto the presence of the receptors; Ag-Abreaction)

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