Definitions

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  • adj. That mimics the structure or function of a sugar (or glycoside)

Etymologies

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From glyco- +‎ mimetic

Examples

  • GMI-1070 is a rationally-designed carbohydrate mimic (or "glycomimetic") that has been shown to inhibit inflammation and cell trafficking in several animal models of disease.

    THE MEDICAL NEWS

  • Drosophila melanogaster Golgi alpha-mannosidase II with the naturally occurring glycomimetic salacinol and its analogues.

    PLoS ONE Alerts: New Articles

  • GMI-1070 is a rationally-designed glycomimetic inhibitor of E -, P - and L-selectins, and inhibits a key early step in the inflammatory process leading to leukocyte adhesion and recruitment to inflamed tissue.

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