Oligosaccharide-protein interactions: a three-dimensional view.

  title={Oligosaccharide-protein interactions: a three-dimensional view.},
  author={Jeremy Carver and Stephen W. Michnick and Anne Imberty and Dale A. Cumming},
  journal={Ciba Foundation symposium},
  pages={6-18; discussion 18-26}
For carbohydrates to serve as recognition elements in cellular function, there must be 'receptors' which are capable of distinguishing between the multitude of oligosaccharide structures generated by a cell. Generally these receptors are assumed to be proteins, and the plant lectins have been used as model systems to examine the molecular basis for… CONTINUE READING