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Official Full Name
lymphotoxin alpha
Background
Native lipoteichoic acid (LTA) purified from Staphylococcus aureus.LTA is a linear polymer of phosphodiester-linked glycerol phosphate covalently attached to lipid. The lipid binds hydrophobically to the cell membrane and the polyglycerol phosphate portion extends into the cell wall. The biological role of LTA is not fully understood but when expressed on the cell exterior it is thought to act as an adhesin.CAS Number: 56411-57-5
Synonyms
LTA; Lipoteichoic Acid; Lipoteichoic Acid antigen; LTA antigen; lymphotoxin alpha (TNF superfamily, member 1); TNFB; lymphotoxin-alpha; LT; TNFSF1; LT-alpha; TNF-beta; tumor necrosis factor beta; tumor necrosis factor ligand superfamily member 1; LT, TNFB, TNFSF1; TNF-N; lymphotoxin alpha