Membrane glycopeptides from old and young human erythrocytes

C. Balduini, C. L. Balduini, E. Ascari

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Glycopeptides were extracted by papain digestion from old and young human erythrocyte membranes and fractionated on DEAE Sephadex A 25. Chemical characterization of the unfractionated samples and of the main peak eluted from the column indicates that glycoproteins of the erythrocyte membrane undergo significant decreases in sialic acid and galactosamine content with aging.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)557-560
Number of pages4
JournalBiochemical Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1974

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry


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