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Click Reagents for Application on Legionella pneumophila

Legionaminic acid (LEG) is an essential lipopolysaccharide component exclusively synthesized by Legionella pneumophila. The Azide-functionalized Legionaminic acid precursor pLEG-Azide (Man2NAc4NAc6-N3) provides an attractive approach for the specific detection of Legionella pneumophila in living cultures: It is cell-permeable, intracellularly processed and incorporated instead of its natural counterpart.

Tested Legionella pneumophila strains[1]:
Legionella pneumophila SG1 (Paris), Legionella pneumophila SG1 (Lens), Legionella pneumophila SG1 (Philadelphia), Legionella pneumophila SG3, Legionella pneumophila SG4, Legionella pneumophila SG5, Legionella pneumophila SG6

References

[1] Mas Pons et al. (2014) Identification of Living Legionella pneumophila using species-specific metabolic lipopolysaccharide Labeling. Angew. Chem. Int. Ed. 53:1275.