The present invention presents the isolation, characterization and synthesis of oligosaccharides of Bacillus anthracis. Also presented are antibodies that bind to such saccharide moieties and various methods of use for such saccharide moieties and antibodies.
The present invention was made with government support under Grant Nos. AI 056061, R21 AI 059577, and GM 065248 warded by the National Institutes Health, and Grant No. DE-FG09-93ER20097, awarded by the Department of Energy. The Government has certain rights in this invention.