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Exploring the World of Glycobiology

Researchers study sugar modifications to understand health and disease.





Every cell displays or secretes macromolecules decorated with complex sugars called glycans. Studying these modifications in the laboratory is critical for understanding numerous biological processes, including cell communication and adhesion. To investigate protein and lipid glycosylation, researchers utilize lectins—proteins that bind to sugars—in a variety of assays.

Download this ebook from Vector Laboratories to discover how to study glycosylation and what researchers have learned about health and disease from these studies including

  • An introduction to glycobiology
  • Glycosylation in cancer, neuroscience, infection, and immunology
  • How to use lectins as tools to detect glycans