Cell-surface carbohydrates of Entamoeba invadens

  title={Cell-surface carbohydrates of Entamoeba invadens},
  author={Silvio Ribeiro and Ros{\^a}ngela Maria de Ara{\'u}jo Soares and Celuta Sales Alviano and Edward Felix Da Silva and Wanderley Lopes de Souza and Jayme Angluster},
  journal={Parasitology Research},
Cell-surface carbohydrates of Entamoeba invadens trophozoites were analyzed using (a) a panel of highly purified lectins specific for molecules containing N-acetylglucosamine or sialic acid, N-acetylgalactosamine, galactose, mannose-like residues, and fucose; (b) Escherichia coli K-12 with mannose-sensitive fimbria; (c) enzymatic digestion; and (d) scanning electron microscopy. The presence of galactose (D-Gal) and N-acetylgalactosamine (D-GalNAc) was detected in the amoeba. Previous… CONTINUE READING