Bacterial Structures

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Bacterial Structures
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2011-11-20 17:35:23
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Bacterial structures
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  1. Peptidoglycan
    Function: Gives rigid support, protects against osmotic pressure

    Chemical composition: Sugar backbone with crosslinked peptide side chains
  2. Cell wall/ cell membrane (gram positive)
    Function: major surgace antigen

    Chemical composition: Peptidoglycan for support. Teichoic acid induces TNF and IL-1
  3. Outer membrane (gram negative)
    Function: Site of endotoxin (lipopolysaccharide); major surface antigen

    Chemical composition: Lipid A induces TNF and IL-1; polysaccharide is the antigen
  4. Plasma membrane
    Function: site of oxidative and transport enzymes

    Chemical composition: Lipoprotien bilayer
  5. Ribosome

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