Recognition of monosialoganglioside (GM3) reconstituted in sphingomyelin and glucosylceramide membranes against wheat germ agglutinin: Quantitative analyses by a quartz crystal microbalance

Toshinori Sato, Takeshi Serizawa, Yoshio Okahata

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Specific binding of Wheat Germ Agglutinin (WGA) to GM3-containing mixed monolayer at the air-water interface was studied by using a quartz crystal microbalance to know the binding amount and initial binding rate of WGA to GM3. GM3 in the glucosylceramide matrix membrane showed the high recognizability compared to GM3 in sphingomyeline matrix membrane. It is demonstrated that matrix lipids surrounding GM3 regulated the recognition of GM3.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)551-556
Number of pages6
JournalBiochemical and Biophysical Research Communications
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Oct 31


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology

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