Glycans of bovine lactoferrin function as receptors for the type 1 fimbrial lectin of Escherichia coli.

@article{Teraguchi1996GlycansOB,
  title={Glycans of bovine lactoferrin function as receptors for the type 1 fimbrial lectin of Escherichia coli.},
  author={Susumu Teraguchi and Kyuchul Shin and Yasuo Fukuwatari and Satoshi Shimamura},
  journal={Infection and immunity},
  year={1996},
  volume={64 3},
  pages={1075-7}
}
Bovine lactoferrin strongly inhibited the hemagglutination activity of type 1 fimbriated Escherichia coli. In addition, it agglutinated these bacteria. The agglutination reaction was specifically inhibited by glycopeptides derived from bovine lactoferrin or alpha-methyl-D-mannoside. These observations indicate that the glycans of bovine lactoferrin can serve as receptors for type 1 fimbrial lectin.