Surface sugars of animal cells as determinants of recognition in bacterial adherence

Itzhak Ofek, Edwin H. Beachey, Nathan Sharon

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Abstract

Adherence of Escherichia coli to D-mannose-like residues on epithelial cells may be an important step in bacterial infection. This raises the possibility of using simple sugars, such as methyl α-D-mannoside in the prevention of infection by certain gram-negative bacteria.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)159-160
Number of pages2
JournalTrends in Biochemical Sciences
Volume3
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jul 1978
Externally publishedYes

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