Table I. Major protein expression and glycosylation changes that distinguish different stages of T cell maturation in adults
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  • * MalII, mSiglecE, and SNBL are lectins that preferentially detect the products of distinct sialyltransferase enzymes, indicated in parentheses. Peanut agglutinin (PNA) binding is inhibited by sialic acids (SA); thus, PNA binding inversely correlates with the extent of sialylation. Symbols indicate level of expression. Shading indicates minimal (white) to maximal (dark grey) for each molecule.

  • Pre-DP, preselection DP; Post-DP, postselection DP.