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Science. 1989 Oct 13;246(4927):227-34.

Lectins as cell recognition molecules.

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  • 1Department of Biophysics, Weizmann Institute of Science, Rehovot, Israel.

Abstract

Lectins on cell surfaces mediate cell-cell interactions by combining with complementary carbohydrates on apposing cells. They play a key role in the control of various normal and pathological processes in living organisms.

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