Resialylation of sialidase-treated sheep and human erythrocytes by Trypanosoma cruzi trans-sialidase: restoration of complement resistance of desialylated sheep erythrocytes.

Abstract

Trypanosoma cruzi trans-sialidase (TS) is a recently described enzyme which transfers alpha(2-3)-linked sialic acid from host-derived sialylated glycoconjugates to parasite surface molecules [Schenkman et al. (1991) Cell, 65, 1117]. We report here on the ability of TS to transfer sialic acid from donor sialyl-alpha(2-3)lactose to sialidase-treated sheep and… (More)

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