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Gangliosides as Receptors for Bacterial Toxins and Sendai Virus

  • J. Holmgren
  • H. Elwing
  • P. Fredman
  • Ö. Strannegård
  • L. Svennerholm
Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 125)

Abstract

Gangliosides have recently attracted considerable interest as candidate receptor structures for various bacterial toxins, viruses, interferon and glycoprotein hormones. Speculations about a receptor role for gangliosides have occurred for more than two decades but it was first with the more recent work on cholera toxin that such a function could be shown.

Keywords

Adenylate Cyclase Cholera Toxin Sialic Acid Residue Tetanus Toxin Sendai Virus 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • J. Holmgren
    • 1
  • H. Elwing
    • 1
  • P. Fredman
    • 2
  • Ö. Strannegård
    • 1
  • L. Svennerholm
    • 2
  1. 1.Institute of Medical MicrobiologyUniversity of GöteborgGöteborgSweden
  2. 2.Department of NeurochemistryUniversity of GöteborgGöteborgSweden

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