Multiphasic interactions of Mycoplasma pulmonis with erythrocytes defined by adherence and hemagglutination.

The mechanism(s) of interaction between Mycoplasma pulmonis and eucaryotic cells was studied by adherence to and hemagglutination of erythrocytes. Simple and complex carbohydrates and glycoproteins were unable to inhibit either adherence or hemagglutination, indicating that neither was a lectin activity. Both interactions appeared to be hydrophobic due to… CONTINUE READING