A single-molecule force spectroscopy study of the interactions between lectins and carbohydrates on cancer and normal cells.

@article{Zhao2013ASF,
  title={A single-molecule force spectroscopy study of the interactions between lectins and carbohydrates on cancer and normal cells.},
  author={Weidong Zhao and Mingjun Cai and Haijiao Xu and Junguang Jiang and Hongda Wang},
  journal={Nanoscale},
  year={2013},
  volume={5 8},
  pages={3226-9}
}
The interaction forces between carbohydrates and lectins were investigated by single-molecule force spectroscopy on both cancer and normal cells. The binding kinetics was also studied, which shows that the carbohydrate-lectin complex on cancer cells is less stable than that on normal cells.