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- adj. Of or pertaining to the teichoic acids or their derivatives
The cell walls of pneumococci contain special polymers, called teichoic acids, that are equipped with phosphocholine groups and induce a characteristic choline architecture on the cell walls.
The binding of full length rSlpA to the cell walls was not affected by the treatment of the walls with 5 \% trichloroacetic acid (TCA), indicating that cell wall structures other than teichoic acids are involved, a feature not shared by the Lactobacillus acidophilus group S-layer proteins characterized so far.