Visualization of the Sugar Moiety in Lymphoid Cell Lines from Fabry’s Disease by Lectin Binding
Glycosphingolipid storage due to α-galactosidase deficiency (EC 184.108.40.206) characterizes the X-linked inherited Fabry’s disease (McKusick 30150). Accurate sugar moiety visualization obtained in kidney patients by lectin binding (Faraggiana et al., 1981; Lageron, 1987) prompted us to apply the same method to cell cultures. We chose to work on lymphoid cell lines (LC) obtained by Epstein-Barr virus transformation of lymphocytes, material often used in the study of genetic disease (Glade and Beratis, 1976), with the aim of determining what the lectin-binding method could bring to the knowledge of cell culture storage compared to other histochemical methods and whether modifications of the storage could be brought about by changes in the lipids in the culture medium.
KeywordsSugar Moiety Lectin Binding Neuraminic Acid Fabry Patient Lymphoid Cell Line
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