Published Online: 19 APR 2001
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Ravindranath, M. H. and Morton, D. L. 2001. Antigens: Carbohydrates. eLS. .
- Published Online: 19 APR 2001
Carbohydrate antigens are polymeric chains of diverse monomeric sugar molecules. Carbohydrate antigens can induce antibody production without the help of T lymphocytes and are also recognized by cell-surface lectins.
- neutral glycolipids;
- N-linked glycoproteins;
- O-linked glycoproteins;
- polysialic acids