Binding affinity of GM3 lactone for influenza virus

Toshinori Sato, Megumi Ishii, Fuyuka Ohtake, Kyosuke Nagata, Takashi Terabayashi, Yasuhiro Kawanishi, Yoshio Okahata

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We investigated the interaction of GM3 lactone with influenza virus. The specific bindings of influenza virus and its hemagglutinin to GM3 lactone-containing mixed monolayers were studied by using a quartz-crystal microbalance. It has been known that gangliosides as receptors for influenza virus are also substrates for virus neuraminidase. GM3 lactone, however, was found to bind to influenza virus hemagglutinin, but not to be substrate for virus neuraminidase.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)223-227
Number of pages5
JournalGlycoconjugate Journal
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Oct 18
Externally publishedYes


  • Air-water interface monolayer
  • GM3
  • GM3 lactone
  • Hemagglutinin
  • Influenza virus
  • Quartz-crystal microbalance

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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