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D:  Glycoprotein Biosynthesis and Function


Learning Goals/Objectives for Chapter 3B:  After class and this reading, students will be able to

  • TBW

This guide on carbohydrates will review those features that are deemed especially important for a one semester Biochemistry course dealing with structure/function relationships of biological molecules.

D4.  General Links and References

Functional Glycomics Gateway (Nature)

Glycan Binding Protein database - CFG (similar to Swiss-Prot for proteins and GenBank for genes

Kyoto Encyclopedia of Genes and Genomes Glycan Database

Glycan Builider

Glycobiology Resources


  1. May, J. et al. A tethering mechanism for length control in a processive carbohydrate polymerization.  PNAS 106, 11851(2009)

  2. Hamilton, S. et al. Production of Complex Human Glycoproteins in Yeast. Science, 301, pg 1244 (2003)

  3. Bertozzi., C. and Kiessling , L. Chemical Glycobiology (review) Science 291, pg 2397 (2001)

  4. Helenius and Aebi. Intracellular Functions of N-Linked Glycans. Science. 291, pg 2364 (2001)


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