Endogenous lectins as cell surface transducers.

  title={Endogenous lectins as cell surface transducers.},
  author={Eric H{\'e}bert},
  journal={Bioscience reports},
  volume={20 4},
Interactions between cells or between cell and substratum involve specific receptors and their ligands. Among the various cell surface receptors identified during the last decades, the carbohydrate-binding proteins, e.g., lectins are of peculiar interest because glycolipids, glycoproteins and proteoglycans have been shown to interact with lectins on the surface of animal cells. Animal lectins are recognized as molecules playing important roles in a variety of biological processes through… CONTINUE READING