Releases Kdo (α- and β-linked 3-deoxy-D-manno-octulosonic acid) from different lipopolysaccharides, including Re-LPS from Escherichia coli and Salmonella, Rd-LPS from S. minnesota, and de-O-acyl-re-LPS. 4-Methylumbelliferyl-α-Kdo (α-Kdo-OMec) is also a substrate.
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