antibodies for single sugars?
alussow at aol.com
Mon Jan 22 02:01:37 EST 1996
Antibodies can recognize disaccharides. The human anti gal alpha1-3gal
response that is the major barrier to xenotransplantation is a case in
point. Those antibodies differentiate between the a1-3 and a b1-4
To develop your own anti-sugar monooclonals you first have to couple the
sugar to a carrier protein and then immunise a non-tolerant host.
If you don't ask much from life, that's what you'll get.
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