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Sweet taste of cell death: role of carbohydrate recognition systems

R. Bilyy, R. Stoika

Institute of Cell Biology, National Academy of Sciences of Ukraine, Lviv;
e-mail: r.bilyy@nas.gov.ua; stoika@cellbiol.lviv.ua

This paper describes a complicated way how the glycoepitops’ alterations on a surface of dying cells allow investigators to decipher specific mechanisms underlying cell restructuring at apoptosis. These glycoepitops are important at removal of fragments of dying cells from the body, which can be a cause of formation of the auto-antibodies.