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Research Article

Helicobacter pylori Lipopolysaccharide Is Synthesized via a Novel Pathway with an Evolutionary Connection to Protein N-Glycosylation

  • Isabelle Hug,

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Marc R. Couturier,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Michelle M. Rooker,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Diane E. Taylor,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Markus Stein,

    Affiliation: Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Mario F. Feldman mail

    mfeldman@ualberta.ca

    Affiliation: Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

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  • Published: March 19, 2010
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.ppat.1000819

About the Authors

Isabelle Hug, Mario F. Feldman
Department of Biological Sciences, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada
Marc R. Couturier, Michelle M. Rooker, Diane E. Taylor, Markus Stein
Department of Medical Microbiology and Immunology, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Alberta, Canada

Corresponding Author

Email: mfeldman@ualberta.ca

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IH MRC MMR DET MS MFF. Performed the experiments: IH MRC MMR MS. Analyzed the data: IH MRC MS MFF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: MS MFF. Wrote the paper: IH MFF.