Structures Common to Different Glycans


Stanley P, Cummings RD. Structures Common to Different Glycans. In: Essentials of Glycobiology. 3rd edition. ; 2017.


This chapter describes the variable components of N-glycans, O-glycans, and glycolipids attached to the core of each glycan class and presented in Chapters 9, 10, and 11. The glycan extensions of these cores form the mature glycan and may include human blood group determinants. The terminal sugars of the mature glycan often regulate the function(s) or recognition properties of a glycoconjugate. Also discussed are milk oligosaccharides, that carry many of the same extensions on a lactose core.

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