Biochemistry of the cell surface of Listeria strains: a locating general view

Infection. 1988;16 Suppl 2:S92-7. doi: 10.1007/BF01639729.


The cell surfaces of Listeria strains are composed of various compounds. These include peptidoglycan, teichoic acids and lipoteichoic acids. The structural features of these polymers are described and a macromolecular model of the organization of the cell wall of a Listeria cell is given. The occurrence of further components at the cell surface and biological aspects are briefly discussed.

MeSH terms

  • Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins / analysis*
  • Carbohydrates / analysis
  • Chemical Phenomena
  • Chemistry
  • Lipopolysaccharides / analysis
  • Listeria / analysis*
  • Peptidoglycan / analysis
  • Protein Conformation
  • Teichoic Acids / analysis


  • Bacterial Outer Membrane Proteins
  • Carbohydrates
  • Lipopolysaccharides
  • Peptidoglycan
  • Teichoic Acids
  • lipoteichoic acid