Selectins and other mammalian sialic acid-binding lectins.

  • Ajit Varki
  • Published 1992 in Current opinion in cell biology
Several recently discovered mammalian cell adhesion proteins recognize and bind to sialic acid-containing ligands. Reports concerning the molecular specificities of these interactions have been intriguing but somewhat confusing, partly because of pitfalls in methodology or interpretation. Nevertheless, these protein-carbohydrate recognition phenomena are… CONTINUE READING