, Volume 33, Issue 6, pp 767–769 | Cite as

A haemagglutinin in the tissue fluid of the Pacific oyster, Crassostrea gigas, with specificity for sialic acid residues in glycoproteins

  • S. W. Hardy
  • P. T. Grant
  • Thelma C. Fletcher


An agglutinin for human red cells has a specificity for sialic acid and a high affinity for bovine salivary glycoprotein. Digestion of the glycoprotein with Pronase or neuraminidase indicated that binding of sialic acid to receptors in the agglutinin is the first tepp in the mechanism of formation of a stable complex between ligand and receptor.


Sialic Acid Stable Complex Pacific Oyster Tepp Tissue Fluid 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • S. W. Hardy
    • 1
  • P. T. Grant
    • 1
  • Thelma C. Fletcher
    • 1
  1. 1.Institute of Marine BiochemistryNatural Environment Research CouncilAberdeen(Scotland)

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