Conidia charge and basal lamina binding

Wasylnka JA, Moore MM. Adhesion of Aspergillus species to extracellular matrix proteins: evidence for involvement of negatively charged carbohydrates on the conidial surface. Infect Immun. 2000 Jun;68(6):3377-84. PMC free article This study came out of Simon Fraser University in Burnaby, BC, Canada.  Those of us in the desert southwestern U.S. are very familiar with fungalContinue reading “Conidia charge and basal lamina binding”

cancer cell negative charge

This journey started with a request to look up the charge on different types of cancer cells. This request may have started with a layperson’s understanding of chemistry and charge. Donglu Shi of the University of Cincinnati postulated that the folic acid receptor might be a common tumor cell target whose charge may change whenContinue reading “cancer cell negative charge”