Conglutination: Specific Inhibition by Carbohydrates

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Science  20 Mar 1964:
Vol. 143, Issue 3612, pp. 1327-1328
DOI: 10.1126/science.143.3612.1327


Conglutination of antigen-antibody-complement complexes is inhibited by a number of acetamido sugars, the most efficient being N-acetyl-D-glucosamine and closely related compounds. The effects of structural modification on activity of N-acetyl-D-glucosamine are described.