Abstract

The developmental course of activity changes of 4 endogenous membrane glycosyltransferases: UDP-glucose : glycosyltrasferase, UDP-galactose : glycosyltransferase, GDP-mannose: glycosyltransferase, and UD-PN-acetylglucosamine : glycosyltransferase was determined in various stages of developing sea-urchin embryos from unfertilized eggs up to the 16-cell stage. The results show that there is a 2-fold increase in glycosyltransferase activity after fertilization. These results are discussed in relation to the postulated role of glycosyltransferases in mediating adhesion, recognition, and agglutination of cells and embryos.

Publication Date

1977

Comments

Article may be found at: http://jcs.biologists.org/cgi/reprint/25/1/355 This work was supported in part by grants GM15190 and CA 13320. H.B.B. is a Scholar of the Leukemia Society of America.ISSN:1477-9137 Note: imported from RIT’s Digital Media Library running on DSpace to RIT Scholar Works in February 2014.

Document Type

Article

Department, Program, or Center

Thomas H. Gosnell School of Life Sciences (COS)

Campus

RIT – Main Campus

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