The group has published a new paper in Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences. The work presents a platform for interrogating the binding interactions between lectins and carbohydrates via agglutination assays. This approach is applied to understand the complex interplay between lectin structure, glycodendrimersome surface charge, glycan density, and cross-linking.
The work was led in our group by Qi Xiao with contributions from Irene Buzzacchera and Samuel E. Sherman, as part of a multidisciplinary collaborative effort with the groups of Hans-Joachim Gabius (Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich, Germany), Daniel A. Hammer (Penn), Michael L. Klein (Temple University, Philadelphia) and Martin Möller (RWTH Aachen University, Aachen, Germany).