The enzyme, which operates in the opposite direction to that shown, forms a mixture of GDP-alpha-D-rhamnose and its C-4 epimer, GDP-6-deoxy-alpha-D-talose. cf. EC 22.214.171.1241, GDP-4-dehydro-6-deoxy-D-mannose reductase and EC 126.96.36.199, GDP-6-deoxy-D-talose 4-dehydrogenase.
effect of deficiency in GDP-D-rhamnose biosynthetic genes, including GDP-4-keto-6-deoxy-D-mannose reductase, on lipopolysaccharide structure and pathogenicity in soybean, Glycine max cv. Shirofumi. The mutant strain DELTArmd shows highly reduced antimicrobial susceptibility with chloramphenicol, ampicillinm or spectinomycin. The mutant DELTArmd strain also shows increased degrees of adhesion to the polystyrene surface of the micro-titrate plates. It has higher hydrophobicity of the cell surface than the wild-type strain, but has normal flagellin glycans
construction of enzyme deletion mutant DELTArmd. The mutant strain shows highly reduced antimicrobial susceptibility with chloramphenicol, ampicillin or spectinomycin. Structural analysis of lipopolysaccharides in the mutant strain, NMR and mass spectrrometry analysis, overview