Alterations in Cell Surface Carbohydrates Affecting Invasion in Vitro

  • D. C. C. Schallier
  • J. G. M. Bolscher
  • L. A. Smets


Cell surface carbohydrates, mainly associated with glycolipids and integral membrane glycoproteins, can cover the entire cell surface. By consequence, they form the first layer of interaction between cells and contribute significantly to the chemical, immunological and “lectinological” identity of the cell (reviewed in Berger et al., 1982; Montreuil, 1983; Smets and Van Beek, 1984; Hakomori, 1984).


Sialic Acid Chick Heart Surface Carbohydrate Cell Surface Carbohydrate Integral Membrane Glycoprotein 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • D. C. C. Schallier
    • 1
  • J. G. M. Bolscher
    • 2
  • L. A. Smets
    • 2
  1. 1.Oncologic CenterAcademic Hospital Free University BrusselsBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Division of Cellular BiochemistryThe Netherlands Cancer InstituteAmsterdamThe Netherlands

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