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Name: O Antigens
Description: The lipopolysaccharide-protein somatic antigens, usually from gram-negative bacteria, important in the serological classification of enteric bacilli. The O-specific chains determine the specificity of the O antigens of a given serotype. O antigens are the immunodominant part of the lipopolysaccharide molecule in the intact bacterial cell. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)
Synonyms:
Antigen, O; Polysaccharide, O-Specific; Antigens, O; O Specific Polysaccharide; O Specific Polysaccharides; Antigen, Bacterial O; O Antigen, Bacterial; O-Specific Polysaccharides; O-Antigens; O-Specific Polysaccharide.
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