TABLE 2.

Chemical analyses of S. aureus D2C cell wall fragments

ComponentComponent concn (μg/mg [dry wt] of wall)a
Cell wall fragmentsTeichoic acid-extracted wall fragmentsProtein-and-teichoic acid-extracted walls
Phosphorus21.21 ± 0.461.32 ± 0.181.28 ± 0.20
Muramic acid94 ± 29151 ± 32200 ± 24
Aspartic acid2.5 ± 0.86.9 ± 2.20.7 ± 0.2
Threonine5.6 ± 2.110.3 ± 2.51.2 ± 0.4
  • a Values are the averages ± standard deviations of three measurements.