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Microbial Lectins: Hemagglutinins, Adhesins, and Toxins.

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Esko JD, Sharon N.

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Essentials of Glycobiology. 2nd edition. Cold Spring Harbor (NY): Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press; 2009. Chapter 34.

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Many microorganisms exploit host cell-surface glycans as receptors for cell attachment and tissue colonization, and a large number of pathogenic species depend on these interactions for infection. This chapter describes examples of proteins on the surface of microorganisms (adhesins or hemagglutinins), secreted proteins (heat-labile toxins), their glycan partners on mammalian cell surfaces (receptors), and insights into the molecular interactions that take place.

Copyright © 2009, The Consortium of Glycobiology Editors, La Jolla, California

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