Lectin receptors as markers for Trypanosoma cruzi. Developmental stages and a study of the interaction of wheat germ agglutinin with sialic acid residues on epimastigote cells

@article{Pereira1980LectinRA,
  title={Lectin receptors as markers for Trypanosoma cruzi. Developmental stages and a study of the interaction of wheat germ agglutinin with sialic acid residues on epimastigote cells},
  author={Miercio E. A. Pereira and M A Loures and Fernando Villalta and Arnaldo Feitosa Braga de Andrade},
  journal={The Journal of Experimental Medicine},
  year={1980},
  volume={152},
  pages={1375 - 1392}
}
Trypanosoma cruzi at various stages of maturation and differentiation have been isolated by conventional cellular fractionation procedures and characterized by cell surface markers using 30 highly purified lectins encompassing all known sugar specificities. Cell surface carbohydrates of the various T. cruzi stages were analyzed by agglutination and lectin-binding assays. Specific receptors for wheat germ agglutinin (WGA), Helix pomatia, Sophora japonica, and Bandeiraea simplicifolia lectin II… CONTINUE READING