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O Antigens

"O Antigens" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

The lipopolysaccharide-protein somatic antigens, usually from gram-negative bacteria, important in the serological classification of enteric bacilli. The O-specific chains determine the specificity of the O antigens of a given serotype. O antigens are the immunodominant part of the lipopolysaccharide molecule in the intact bacterial cell. (From Singleton & Sainsbury, Dictionary of Microbiology and Molecular Biology, 2d ed)


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "O Antigens" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "O Antigens" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 92 publications over 29 distinct years, with a maximum of 8 publications in 2003
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