Author(s): Varki A
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Abstract 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 important in the normal biology of blood cells and in the pathophysiology of many diseases.
This article was published in Curr Opin Cell Biol
and referenced in Journal of Glycomics & Lipidomics