• Mycobacterium leprae — The outer lipoidal surface

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    • Keywords

       

      Mycobacterium leprae ; phenolic glycolipids; diacylphthiocerol; dimycocerosylphthiocerol; peribacillary nature; monoclonal antibody; enzyme linked immunosorbent assay; diagnostic tool

    • Abstract

       

      There is now a considerable body of evidence to suggest that the phthiocerol-containing lipids, including the phenolic glycolipids, comprise the so-called “peribacillary substance”, “spherical droplets”, “foamy structures” and “capsular materials” ofMycobacterium leprae. Thus, the phthiocerol-containing lipid capsule may be directly responsible for the intracellular survival ofMycobacterium leprae.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Patrick J Brennan1

      1. Department of Microbiology, Colorado State University, Fort Collins, Colorado - 80523, USA
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  • Journal of Biosciences | News

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