Characterization of the N-linked glycans of Giardia intestinalis.

This article reports the first rigorous evidence for the existence of N-glycans in Giardia intestinalis, a parasite that is a widespread human pathogen, being a major cause of enteric disease in the world. Excreted/secreted molecules of G. intestinalis are known to stimulate the immune system. Structural strategies based on MALDI and electrospray mass… CONTINUE READING