Synthesis of the Transferrin Receptor in Peripheral Sheep Reticulocytes: Evidence for Incomplete Oligosaccharide Processing

  • Jinhi Ahn
  • Rose M. Johnstone
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 307)


Studies involving red cells have provided generations of investigators with new insights into the behaviour of more complex cells. This has been particularly true in the study of membrane proteins and their functions, as well as the organization of the cytoskeleton. The behaviour of the red cell is also striking in its development and maturation, undergoing vast changes in composition, appearance and variety of catalytic functions in its voyage from stem cell to circulating erythrocyte. In fact, it may almost be true to say that the red cell continuously changes until its senescent properties are recognized and it is eliminated from the circulation.


Transferrin Receptor Nucleoside Transporter Mannose Residue Lysosomal Activity Golgi Stack 
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© Plenum Press, New York 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • Jinhi Ahn
    • 1
  • Rose M. Johnstone
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of BiochemistryMcGill UniversityMontrealCanada

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