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Mosaicism in organisation of concanavalin A receptors on surface membrane of mouse egg

Nature volume 257, pages 321322 (25 September 1975) | Download Citation

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PLANT lectins have proved to be useful probes of the surface properties of a variety of cells and membranes, providing data on the relative mobility of intramembranous macro-molecules in different conditions1 and on the organisation of oligosaccharides on the cell surface. We report here the use of fluorescent concanavalin A (con A) as a probe to analyse the surface properties of the unfertilised and fertilised mouse egg. Similar experiments were carried out independently at both Cambridge and Birmingham and the results are combined.

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  1. Department of Anatomy, University of Cambridge, Cambridge CB2 3DY, UK

    • MARTIN H. JOHNSON
    • , DEBBIE EAGER
    •  & AUDREY MUGGLETON-HARRIS
  2. Departments of Anatomy and Zoology, University of Birmingham, Birmingham B15 2TJ, UK

    • HELEN M. GRAVE

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