Table 2

Chemical composition of the L plantarum ATCC 4008 CW. Components of the PG are indicated in bold

Component10S fraction of the CW
*Values are expressed as percentage of PG dry weight; †detected, not measured.
Carbohydrates, total 16.5*
    Rhamnose<0.4
    Glucose0
    Galactose+†
    Mannose+
    Fucose+
    N-acetylmuramic acid 8.1
    N-acetylglucosamine 8.0
Amino acids, total 79.5
    Diaminopimelic acid 24.8
    Alanine 19.8
    Glutamic acid/glutamine 12.2
    Isoleucine4.3
    Lysine3.6
    Aspartic acid/asparagine3.4
    Threonine3.1
    Valine2.7
    Glycine2.2
    Proline2.0
    Tyrosine1.4
Total 96.0