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Keyword - Lipopolysaccharide biosynthesis (KW-0448)

Definition

Protein involved in the synthesis of lipopolysaccharides (LPS), the main constituents of the outer cell wall of Gram-negative bacteria. LPS are composed of lipid molecules joined to polysaccharides and are highly immunogenic.

Synonyms

  • Lipopolysaccharide anabolism
  • Lipopolysaccharide biosynthetic process
  • Lipopolysaccharide formation
  • Lipopolysaccharide synthesis

Category

Biological process

GOi

lipopolysaccharide biosynthetic process [ GO:0009103 ]

Graphical

Lipopolysaccharide biosynthesisBiological process