Published in TB and Outbreaks Week, February 21st, 2012
"The receptor is an oligosaccharide on the host cell surface. There are two types of oligosaccharide receptor; the first, which is found mainly on avian epithelial cell surfaces, links Sia with Gal by an alpha 2,3 glycosidic linkage; in the second, found mainly on human epithelial cell surfaces, linkage is via an alpha 2,6 linkage. Some...
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