Ganglioside and rabbit erythrocyte membrane receptor for staphylococcal alpha-toxin.

@article{Kato1976GangliosideAR,
  title={Ganglioside and rabbit erythrocyte membrane receptor for staphylococcal alpha-toxin.},
  author={I. Kato and Masaharu Naiki},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1976},
  volume={13 1},
  pages={289-91}
}
The hemolytic activity of staphylococcal alpha-toxin is inhibited by an N-acetylglucosamine-containing ganglioside (GlcNAc-ganglioside) but not by any of the related glycolipids. The GlcNAc-ganglioside also is precipitated with the toxin by a gel-diffusion technique. It is postulated that GlcNAc-ganglioside may be the membrane receptor for the alpha-toxin.