The exciting emerging research area of glycoscience is focusing on how disease affects the sugar molecular (glycan) makeup of the cell membrane and how cells “talk” to each other. In particular, the sugar molecules that decorate the surface of every cell are being targeted for the development of new drugs, new imaging techniques and new antibiotics.


Glycan Structure Sugar Molecule Gene Product Protein Informatics Tool Protein Data Bank Structure 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Biomolecular Frontiers Research CentreMacquarie UniversityNorth RydeAustralia

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