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Lait
Volume 62, Number 617-620, 1982
Page(s) 332 - 337
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.1051/lait:1982617-62022
Lait 62 (1982) 332-337
DOI: 10.1051/lait:1982617-62022

Structure comparée des glycannes des sérotransferrines et des lactotransferrines

Geneviève SPIK and J. MONTREUIL

Laboratoire de Chimie biologique de l'Université des Sciences et Techniques de Lille I, et Laboratoire associé au C.N.R.S., n° 217 - 59655 Villeneuve-d'Ascq cedex

Abstract - Structure of glycans from transferrins
The transferrins (serum transferrins and lactotransferrins) play an important role in bacteriostatic activity of the organisms and in the transport of iron into different receptor cells. The peptidic moiety of the various transferrins presents structural homologies while the primary structure of the glycans is peculiar to each species and could explain the specificity of cell recognition.


Key words: Glycans / Transferrin / Lactotransferrin / Lactoferrin