Lectins as cell recognition molecules

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Science  13 Oct 1989:
Vol. 246, Issue 4927, pp. 227-234
DOI: 10.1126/science.2552581


Lectins on cell surfaces mediate cell-cell interactions by combining with complementary carbohydrates on apposing cells. They play a key role in the control of various normal and pathological processes in living organisms.

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