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Glycogenomics: The Impact of Genomics and Informatics in Glycobiology Biochemical Society

Glycogenomics: The Impact of Genomics and Informatics in Glycobiology

Biochemical Society

Published January 1st 2002
ISBN : 9781855781542
Hardcover
163 pages
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Sugars that decorate the surfaces of proteins and cells represent a unique form of information that is used in communication both withing and between cells. The science of glycobiology examines the roles of these glycans in protein trafficking,MoreSugars that decorate the surfaces of proteins and cells represent a unique form of information that is used in communication both withing and between cells. The science of glycobiology examines the roles of these glycans in protein trafficking, cell-cell adhesion, organization of hte extracellular matrix, signalling and other processes. Because sugars are not encoded directly in genomes, the enzymes that assemble complex oligosaccharides, and the lectins that recognize them, provides essential links between genomes and glycobiology. The availability of complete genome sequences provides an opportuniy to take a global view of the field.