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Fig. 6 | BMC Infectious Diseases

Fig. 6

From: Glycosaminoglycans are involved in bacterial adherence to lung cells

Fig. 6

Influence of specific N- and O- sulfations on pathogen adherence to lung cells. a-b Inhibition of the binding of microorganisms to A549 cells (a) and MRC5 cells (b) by the presence of native heparin, 2-O desulfated heparin, 6-O-desulfated heparin and N-desulfated heparin. c Comparative effect of the different heparins on mean bacterial adherence to lung cells. Data are shown normalized to the control represented by binding in the absence of interfering molecules. The spreads represent standard deviation. The differences between native HP and desulfated HPs are not shown in the figure, being all of them significant. Statistically significant differences are denoted by * for p < 0.05, and *** for p < 0.001

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