Interaction of concanavalin A with the surface of virus-infected cells.

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Infection of untransformed cells with a wide-range of non-oncogenic enveloped viruses causes a significant increase in their susceptibility to agglutination by concanavalin A (Con A). The increased Con A agglutinability of these cells is not caused by an increase in the number of Con A sites on the cell surface but involves alteration in the surface properties of infected cells to allow redistribution of Con A receptors to form "patches" following binding of Con A to the cell surface. Similarities between Con A-mediated agglutination of normal cells infected with non-oncogenic viruses and the agglutination response to cells transformed by oncogenic viruses will be reviewed. Finally, the use of Con A as an experimental tool to modify the replication and cytopathogenicity of non-oncogenic viruses grown in mammalian cells will be presented.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)117-152
Number of pages36
JournalAdvances in experimental medicine and biology
StatePublished - 1975
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology


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