Cell‐Surface Carbohydrates in Cell Recognition and Response

  title={Cell‐Surface Carbohydrates in Cell Recognition and Response},
  author={B. Brandley and R. Schnaar},
  journal={Journal of Leukocyte Biology},
  • B. Brandley, R. Schnaar
  • Published 1986
  • Biology, Medicine
  • Journal of Leukocyte Biology
  • Complex carbohydrates coat the surfaces of cells and have the potential to carry the information necessary for cell–cell recognition. Sugar‐specific receptors (lectins) are also present on cells, and can interact with sugars on apposing cells. This may result in the adhesion of the two cells via carbohydrates and specific cell‐surface receptors. Such carbohydrate‐directed cell adhesion appears to be important in many intercellular activities including infection by bacteria and viruses… CONTINUE READING
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