It has been believed that Dictyostelium discoideum cell membranes contain no sialic acid. In this study, however, we found that contact site A, the cell adhesion molecule of D. discoideum, is a major glycoprotein containing sialic acids. This suggests that sialic acid in non-reducing terminal plays an important role in the cell adhesion in which contact site A is involved.
|Number of pages||5|
|Journal||Biochemical and Biophysical Research Communications|
|Publication status||Published - 30-10-1992|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Molecular Biology
- Cell Biology