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[Press release] The future of fighting disease could be glycans (video) | EurekAlert! Science News

N-linked protein glycosylation (N-glycosylatio...

N-linked protein glycosylation (N-glycosylation of N-glycans) at Asn residues (Asn-x-Ser/Thr motifs) in glycoproteins. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The future of fighting disease could be glycans (video)|EurekAlert! Science News.

 

From the 28 January 2015 press relase

WASHINGTON, Jan. 28, 2015 — Like the candy shell on an M&M ®, every cell on the planet has a carbohydrate coating that holds special information. But decoding these coatings has proven elusive. Now Laura Kiessling, Ph.D., and her team at University of Wisconsin-Madison are trying to unlock the mystery of these coatings, known as glycans. In the latest episode of Prized Science, Kiessling explains how glycans could hold the key to new antibiotics and other disease treatments. The video is available at http://youtu.be/D-9utC2fY0k.

Comparative overview of the major types of ver...

Comparative overview of the major types of vertebrate N-glycan subtypes and some representative C. elegans N-glycans. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

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