The antigenic properties of erythrocytes and tissue cells, and the serological characteristics of body secretions are based almost exclusively on specific protein or oligosaccharide structures. In contrast to proteins, carbohydrates and glycoconjugates are barely (and reluctantly) touched upon in chemistry and biochemistry courses. A brief survey of the structures and properties of this substance class is therefore appropriate here.
KeywordsCarbohydrate Chain Mannose Residue Oligosaccharide Chain Neuraminic Acid Oligosaccharide Structure
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