heptose


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heptose

[′hep‚tōs]
(biochemistry)
Any member of the group of monosaccharides containing seven carbon atoms.
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Raina, "Molecular and structural basis of inner core lipopolysaccharide alterations in Escherichia coli: incorporation of glucuronic acid and phosphoethanolamine in the heptose region," Journal of Biological Chemistry, vol.
Attached to the 6-position of one glucosamine residue is a short core oligosaccharide that is generally comprised of two unusual sugars (KDO [3-deoxy-D-manno-2-octulosonic acid] and heptose).
We have shown that NTHi strains collected from patients with invasive disease more frequently incorporate galactose to heptose III in the lipooligosaccharide; this modification decreases binding of IgM and thereby increases resistance to complement-mediated killing (29).