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  • n. Any polysaccharide or oligosaccharide, epsecially one that is part of a glycoprotein or glycolipid


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  • The team also showed that as flu viruses circulate, they develop a kind of shield called a glycan that protects them from the body's immune system.

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  • We show that the murine GlcNAcT-IVa glycosyltransferase is required for Glut-2 residency on the β cell surface by constructing a cell-type- and glycoprotein-specific N-glycan ligand for pancreatic lectin receptors.

    “I have vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals.”* | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Loss of GlcNAcT-IVa, or the addition of glycan-ligand mimetics, attenuates Glut-2 cell-surface half-life, provoking endocytosis with redistribution into endosomes and lysosomes.

    “I have vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals.”* | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • The GnT-4a enzyme is required to synthesize a glycan structure that holds the glucose transporter in place at the beta cell surface.

    “I have vision, and the rest of the world wears bifocals.”* | The Blog of Michael R. Eades, M.D.

  • Develop and validate cell based activity methods for protein analysis, glycosylation (glycan isoforms & sialic acid) and heterogeneity ( C & N terminal sequencing, peptide mapping and size exclusion chromatography).

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  • This antigenic site plays a crucial role in conferring specificity to galactose of the human α2-6 sialylated glycan receptor

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  • Dr. Szabo and his colleagues, however, used PCT to accelerate N-linked glycan release by peptides using the enzyme N-Glycosidase F, also known as PNGase F. Membrane proteins represent one of the most appealing targets for cancer detection and therapy.

    Science Blog

  • Aslam H, Tear G, Casanova J (2005) mummy/cystic encodes an enzyme required for chitin and glycan synthesis, involved in trachea, embryonic cuticle and CNS development-analysis of its role in Drosophila tracheal morphogenesis.

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  • PA401 is a glycan-binding decoy protein based on human chemokine IL-8 (CXCL8), which has shown potent anti-inflammatory activity in both chronic and acute preclinical models of lung inflammation.

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper

  • ProtAffin AG, a biotechnology company developing a novel class of biopharmaceutical products that act by targeting cell-surface glycan structures, today announced it has signed a manufacturing contract with CMC Biologics 'Danish operations, located in Copenhagen, Denmark for manufacture of its lead product PA401 for the treatment of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD).

    The Earth Times Online Newspaper


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