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Specific and spatial labeling of choline-containing teichoic acids in Streptococcus pneumoniae by click chemistry

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Abstract

Propargyl-choline was efficiently incorporated into teichoic acid (TA) polymers on the surface of Streptococcus pneumoniae. The introduction of a fluorophore by click chemistry enabled sufficient labeling of the pneumococcus, as well as its specific detection when mixed with other bacterial species. The labeling is localized at the septal site, suggesting a similar location of the TA and peptidoglycan (PG) synthetic machineries. This method is a unique opportunity to improve our understanding of the spatial location of pneumococcal TA biosynthesis.

Graphical abstract: Specific and spatial labeling of choline-containing teichoic acids in Streptococcus pneumoniae by click chemistry

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The article was received on 20 Jul 2017, accepted on 04 Sep 2017 and first published on 05 Sep 2017


Article type: Communication
DOI: 10.1039/C7CC05646J
Citation: Chem. Commun., 2017,53, 10572-10575
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    Specific and spatial labeling of choline-containing teichoic acids in Streptococcus pneumoniae by click chemistry

    A. M. Di Guilmi, J. Bonnet, S. Peiβert, C. Durmort, B. Gallet, T. Vernet, N. Gisch and Y.-S. Wong, Chem. Commun., 2017, 53, 10572
    DOI: 10.1039/C7CC05646J

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