Definitions for "Lipopolysaccharide"
Carbohydrate-lipid complex; integral substance in gram-negative cell walls. Also known as "endotoxin."
Component of the gram-negative outer membrane (OM); consists of Lipid A (the toxic portion), a core made up of a series of sugars, and the O antigen, a long carbohydrate chain; forms the outer leaflet of the gram-negative outer membrane (OM). (Lecture: The Bacterial Cell: Structure, Function, Growth, and Gene Regulation I, 1/24/02)
(LPS)  A compound containing lipid bound to a polysaccharide; often a component of microbial cells walls.