lipopolysaccharide(redirected from O side chain)
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1. a molecule in which lipids and polysaccharides are linked.
2. a major component of the cell wall of gram-negative bacteria; lipopolysaccharides are endotoxins and important antigens.
1. A compound or complex of lipid and carbohydrate.
2. The lipopolysaccharide (endotoxin) released from the cell walls of gram-negative organisms that produces septic shock.
Any of a group of polysaccharides in which a lipid constitutes a portion of the molecule, found in the outer cell wall of gram-negative bacteria.
A compound or complex of lipid and carbohydrate; the lipopolysaccharide (endotoxin) that is released from the cell walls of gram-negative organisms that produces septic shock.