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  • n. Plural form of glycan.


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  • Bertozzi and her research group used copper-free click chemistry to label glycans in a variety of mouse tissues including the intestines, heart and liver.


  • "There is great scientific interest in monitoring the dynamics of glycans as they move about within cells and on the cell surface, but the means to tag glycans with imaging probes in living organisms has been lacking," says Bertozzi, who is the director of Berkeley Lab's Molecular Foundry, a faculty scientist with Berkeley Lab's Materials Sciences and Physical Biosciences Divisions, and the T.Z. and Irmgard Chu Distinguished Professor of Chemistry as well as a professor of Molecular and Cell Biology at UC Berkeley.


  • Birds possess slightly different sugars, known as a2-3 sialylated glycans, to which H5N1 connects easily.

    Scientists Find Key to What Could Make Bird Flu a Human Pandemic

  • Both H3N2 and H1N1 latched onto sugar configurations known as a2-6 sialylated glycans, found exclusively in our upper respiratory tracts.

    Scientists Find Key to What Could Make Bird Flu a Human Pandemic

  • However, concentrations of these glycans, as they are called, decline as we age, which researchers say contributes to less elastic and thinner skin. - Telegraph online, Daily Telegraph and Sunday Telegraph

  • "The gut microbiome of giant pandas has enriched metabolism of carbohydrates, amino acids, xenobiotics, nucleotides, glycans, vitamins and lipids, which can bring the basic nutrition and energy for pandas' living," Wei said. | Top Stories

  • "Our study points to the key role played by glycans in protecting hemagglutinin from neutralization as pandemic viruses evolve into seasonal ones," says Dr. Nabel. - latest science and technology news stories

  • More information: C-J Wei et al. Cross-neutralization of 1918 and 2009 influenza viruses: Role of glycans in viral evolution and vaccine design. - latest science and technology news stories

  • "The glycans act like an umbrella that shields the virus from the immune system," says Dr. Nabel. - latest science and technology news stories

  • In contrast to the 1918 and 2009 viruses, when the investigators analyzed the structure of seasonal flu strains that had circulated between 1977 and 2008, they found that 97.8 percent had one glycan molecule covering the HA's head, while 87.8 percent of the strains had two glycans. - latest science and technology news stories


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