A repository of 72 E. coli K antigens that provides information about sugar compositions, their anomeric and enantiomeric forms and linkages between the sugar monomers. The database also has the collection of 3D structural models of the K antigen repeating units that are derived from the above information. As the classification of E. coli into group 1, 2, 3 and 4 is developed based on K antigens, the database also contains information about the group based serotyping of E. coli K antigens. As the capsules are molecules of 100–10000 kD multimers, the database also provides the facility to generate polymeric structures of K antigen repeat units.
Department of Biotechnology, Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad, Kandi, Telangana State, India
EK3D funding source(s)
Department of Biotechnology, Government of India [IYBA-2012] (D.O.No. BT/06/IYBA/2012); BIO-CaRE [SAN. No. 102/IFD/SAN/1811/2013-2014]; R&D [SAN. No. 102/IFD/SAN/3426/2013–2014]; Indian Institute of Technology Hyderabad (IITH) start-up grant