In article <3pb8fd$8ed at newsbf02.news.aol.com>, mpartsch1 at aol.com
> Anyone with suggestions or ideas as to oligosaccharides which are known
> recognition sites for pathogens please let me know. Thanks!
Specific carbohydrates are responsible for many bacterial infections,
in plants and animals. Also, viruses recognize carbohydrates (influenza, for
example). I'm not completely sure what your asking...but there doesn't seem to
be any common motif with which pathogens interact.