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Lipopolysaccharide contains what?

Lipopolysaccharide contains what?


School: West Chester University of Pennsylvania
Department: Biology
Course: Microbiology
Professor: Xin fan
Term: Spring 2016
Tags: Microbiology, Prokaryotic Cells, eukaryotes, and cells
Cost: Free
Name: Microbiology Lectures 4,5,6
Description: Covers all notes from power points, all key terms the professor emphasized during class, and extra notes. Great tool if you struggle with note taking or missed a class.
Uploaded: 12/24/2016
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  • Lipopolysaccharide: contains lipid and sugar; referred to as LPS
  • Teichoic acid and LTA of gram
  • Gram + only
  • Polymers of glycerol
  • Polymer is extended inside end
  • 3 components of LPS
  • O- antigen: repeating oligosaccharides
  • Core region: polysaccharide
  • Lipid A: toxic properties
  • Importance of LPS
  • Protection from host defenses( immune response cells of human body)(o- antigen)
  • Contributes to negative charge on cell surface(core polysaccharide)
  • Stabilizes outer membrane structure(lipid A)
  • LPS is aka an endotoxin
  • Functions of cell envelope
  • Provides characteristic shape to cell
  • Protects cell from osmotic lysis
  • Contributes to pathogenicity
  • Protects cell from toxic substances
  • Cell envelope differences

        Gram+                                        Gram -Don't forget about the age old question of moodle 2 ull

Cytoplasmic membrane                Cytoplasmic membrane

Thick cell wall                                Thin cell wall

No other membrane                        Presence of outer membrane

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  • Cytoplasmic Matrix
  • Substance between membrane
  • Packed with ribosomes and indusing bodies
  • Highly organized with respect to protein location
  • Inclusion Bodies
  • Granules of organic or inorganic material that are stocked piled by the cell for future use
  • Some are enclosed by a single - layered membrane
  • Ribosomes
  • Found in all cells (eukaryotic and prokaryotic)
  • Known as
  • Complex structures consisting of protein and RNA
  • Site for protein synthesis
  • Prokaryotic is smaller than eukaryotic
  • Prokaryotic: 70 s (50S+30S)
  • Eukaryotic: 80 s (60S+40S)
  • S = Svedberg Unit (a unit off sedimentation rate during centrifugation)
  • Nucleoid (chromosome)
  • Irregularly shaped region
  • Location of chromosome
  • Usually 1 per cell
  • Not membrane bound, loosely in cytoplasmic space
  • Closed, circular, double - stranded DNA molecule
  • Looped and coiled extensively - called supercoiled
  • Plasmids
  • Usually small, closed circular DNA molecules
  • Exists in cytoplasmic space, but is independent from chromosome
  • Not required for growth and reproduction
  • Not essential structure for bacteria cell
  • Is also double - stranded
  • May carry genes that confer selective advantage (ex drug resistance)
  • Have lot of copies
  • Capsules and slime layers
  • Layers of material living outside the cell wall
  • Capsules
  • Usually composed of polysaccharides and not easily removed from cell
  • Slime layers
  • Similar to capsules except diffuse, unorganized and easily removed
  • Capsule
  • Discrete layer of polysaccharides surrounding the bacteria cell
  • Functions
  • Prevents harsh environmental conditions
  • Ex.: desiccation
  • Prevents phagocytosis (eating cell) and help invading host
  • Aid the bacteria adhere to the host
  • Assist in warding off attacks by phages
  • Flagella and Motility
  • Helps bacteria cell move around(rotate, not spinning)
  • Patterns of flagella arrangement
  • Monotrichous: 1 flagella
  • Lophotrichous: tuft at same end
  • Amphitrichous: both ends
  • Peritrichous: all around bacteria
  • Gram+: 2 different structures at base that is inserted in membrane structure, the hook extended out from cell wall
  • Gram- : 2 different ring structures at bottom and 2 rings in outer membrane
  • Secretion system: can secrete toxins out of body, very similar to flagella structure, protein goes to outside of cell though hook shape like in flagella structure in thre molecular level
  • Mechanism of Flagella Movement
  • Rotates like a propeller
  • Counterclockwise: rotation cases forward motion (run)
  • Clockwise: rotation disrupts run causing a tumble
  • Pili (fimbriae)
  • Short protein (pilin) appendages
  • Smaller than flagella
  • Adhere bacteria to surfaces
  • Tip structure contains adhesions
  • F - pilus
  • Used in conjugation
  • Exchanges of genetic information
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