Bacterial Polysaccharides

Methods and Protocols

  • Inka Brockhausen

Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1954)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiii
  2. Alice Chateau, Olaf Schneewind, Dominique Missiakas
    Pages 47-57
  3. Hélène B. Pfister, Xiaowei Lu, Sameh E. Soliman, Pavol Kováč
    Pages 77-88
  4. Ashley S. Brott, David Sychantha, Anthony J. Clarke
    Pages 115-136
  5. Taylor J. B. Forrester, Lana El Osta, Joseph S. Lam, Matthew S. Kimber
    Pages 137-150
  6. Vladimir Torgov, Leonid Danilov, Natalia Utkina, Vladimir Veselovsky, Alexander Kocev, Inka Brockhausen
    Pages 161-174
  7. Faviola Tavares-Carreón, Xiang Ruan, Amy Ford, Miguel A. Valvano
    Pages 203-213
  8. Tasnim Abukar, Nakita Buenbrazo, Bettina Janesch, Laura Kell, Warren Wakarchuk
    Pages 215-235
  9. M. Shafiqur Rahman, Wensheng Qin
    Pages 237-243
  10. Danielle M. Williams, Olga G. Ovchinnikova, Chris Whitfield
    Pages 245-253
  11. Sulav Sharma, Carole Creuzenet, Kenneth F. Jarrell, Inka Brockhausen
    Pages 255-268
  12. Zoë Anne Megson, Paul Messner, Christina Schäffer
    Pages 269-278
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 309-312

About this book


This book provides a selection of recently developed methods and protocols in bacterial glycomics to aid in bettering our understanding of the structures and functions of bacterial polysaccharides, their attachments to proteins and lipids, their role in biofilm formation, as well as their biosynthesis. With the emerging bacterial resistance to commonly used antibiotics world-wide, these techniques to study the outer polysaccharides of bacteria, with their functions in bacterial adhesion, colonization, growth, establishment of biofilms, and control virulence and pathogenicity, are increasingly important. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls.

Authoritative and cutting-edge, Bacterial Polysaccharides: Methods and Protocols aims to support researchers contributing to future approaches that will fill our knowledge gaps and define anti-bacterial targets.


Vaccine development Antibacterials Glycosyltransferases Biosynthesis Antibiotic resistantance Glycohydrolases Glycoconjugates Biosynthetic enzymes

Editors and affiliations

  • Inka Brockhausen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Biomedical and Molecular SciencesQueen’s UniversityKingstonCanada

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer Science+Business Media, LLC, part of Springer Nature 2019
  • Publisher Name Humana Press, New York, NY
  • eBook Packages Springer Protocols
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4939-9153-2
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4939-9154-9
  • Series Print ISSN 1064-3745
  • Series Online ISSN 1940-6029
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