Abstract Title:

Lectinlike properties of pertussis toxin.

Abstract Source:

Infect Immun. 1989 Jun;57(6):1854-7. PMID: 2722243

Abstract Author(s):

G J Tyrrell, M S Peppler, R A Bonnah, C G Clark, P Chong, G D Armstrong

Article Affiliation:

Department of Medical Microbiology and Infectious Diseases, University of Alberta, Edmonton, Canada.


We have examined the lectinlike properties of pertussis toxin by binding-inhibition assays and affinity chromatography of goose erythrocyte membranes. Although pertussis toxin and wheat germ agglutinin apparently recognize similar sugar sequences on glycoproteins, the binding activities of the two lectins are not identical.

Study Type : In Vitro Study

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