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Lipopolysaccharides (rough strains) from Escherichia coli F583 (Rd mutant)

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Escherichia coli (F583 Rd mutant)


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<3% Protein (Lowry)

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General description

This product is phenol:chloroform:petroleum ether extracted from E. coli F 583 (Rd mutant). The source strain is from a private collection.


5, 10 mg in glass bottle


Lipopolysaccharides (LPSs) are characteristic components of the cell wall of Gram-negative bacteria. LPS and its lipid A moiety stimulate cells of the innate immune system by the Toll-like receptor 4 (TLR4), a member of the Toll-like receptor protein family, which recognizes common pathogen-associated molecular-patterns (PAMPs).

Biochem/physiol Actions

Lipopolysaccharides (LPS) are localized in the outer layer of the membrane and are, in noncapsulated strains, exposed on the cell surface. They contribute to the integrity of the outer membrane, and protect the cell against the action of bile salts and lipophilic antibiotics.

Preparation Note

Prepared by phenol-chloroform-petroleum ether extraction.

The product is soluble in water (5 mg/ml) or cell culture medium (1 mg/ml) yielding a hazy, faint yellow solution. A more concentrated, though still hazy, solution (20 mg/ml) has been achieved in aqueous saline after vortexing and warming to 70-80 oC. Lipopolysaccharides are molecules that form micelles in every solvent. Hazy solutions are observed in water and phosphate buffered saline. Organic solvents do not give clearer solutions. Methanol yields a turbid suspension with floaters, while water yields a homogeneously hazy solution.


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Hazard Classifications

Acute Tox. 2 Oral

Storage Class Code

6.1A - Combustible, acute toxic Cat. 1 and 2 / very toxic hazardous materials



Flash Point(F)

Not applicable

Flash Point(C)

Not applicable

Personal Protective Equipment

dust mask type N95 (US), Eyeshields, Gloves

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M Worku et al.
Journal of dairy science, 92(7), 3185-3193 (2009-06-17)
The objective of this study was to evaluate the effect of smooth (S) and rough (R) forms of lipopolysaccharide (LPS) on gene expression in bovine blood neutrophils. Isolated neutrophils (10(7) cells/mL) were treated with Escherichia coli LPS serotype O111:B4 (S+R)
Yawen Ni et al.
PloS one, 12(2), e0170346-e0170346 (2017-02-09)
Occludin is a key tight junction (TJ) protein in cerebral endothelial cells (CECs) playing an important role in modulating blood-brain barrier (BBB) functions. This protein (65kDa) has been shown to engage in many signaling pathways and phosphorylation by both tyrosine
Chandan Singh et al.
Molecular microbiology, 114(3), 510-520 (2020-05-29)
The outer membrane is a key virulence determinant of gram-negative bacteria. In Yersinia pestis, the deadly agent that causes plague, the protein Ail and lipopolysaccharide (LPS)6 enhance lethality by promoting resistance to human innate immunity and antibiotics, enabling bacteria to
J S Nielsen et al.
Scandinavian journal of immunology, 75(2), 193-202 (2011-08-23)
Immunosuppression induced by lymphocyte apoptosis is considered an important factor in the pathogenesis of sepsis and has been demonstrated in both animal models of lipopolysaccharide (LPS)-induced endotoxemia and septic patients. As rough-form LPS (R-LPS) has recently been shown to elicit
Iga Kucharska et al.
Biochemistry, 55(36), 5061-5072 (2016-08-18)
Pseudomonas aeruginosa is an opportunistic human pathogen causing pneumonias that are particularly severe in cystic fibrosis and immunocompromised patients. The outer membrane (OM) of P. aeruginosa is much less permeable to nutrients and other chemical compounds than that of Escherichia

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