Identification of sialic acids in cell adhesion molecule, contact site a from Dictyostelium discoideum

Motonobu Yoshida, Goro Fuse, Taei Matsui, Seiji Ouchi

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)794-798
Number of pages5
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Volume188
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 30-10-1992

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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