Sulfated glycolipids and cell adhesion.

The adhesive glycoproteins laminin, thrombospondin, and von Willebrand factor bind specifically and with high affinity to sulfatides, and it is this binding that probably accounts for their ability to agglutinate glutaraldehyde-fixed erythrocytes. The three proteins differ, however, in the inhibition of their binding to sulfatides by sulfated… CONTINUE READING