The structure of the cell wall polysaccharide of Enterococcus faecalis is critical for evasion of complement deposition by the lectin pathway

C. Theilacker, S. Geiss, J. Hübner, J.A. Van Strijp & S. Rooijakkers
Introduction: Enterococcus faecalis is a Gram-positive pathogen that may cause invasive infections in immunocompromised patients. E. faecalis is resistant to serum but the molecular mechanism underlying complement evasion is not known. We have generated an insertion mutant of the putative glycosyltransferase[for full text, please go to the a.m. URL]