UDP-GlcNAc: BetaGal Beta-1,3-N-Acetylglucosaminyltransferase 4 (B3GNT4)

  • Akira Togayachi
  • Hisashi Narimatsu
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β1,3-N-Acetylglucosaminyltransferase (β3GnT) enzymes synthesize a unique carbohydrate structure known as polylactosamine (poly-N-acetyllactosamine). Polylactosamines are carried on N- and O-glycans and glycolipids. Polylactosamine units are considered as integral components serving as a fundamental structure and backbone for carbohydrate assemblies (Fig. 28.1).


Fundamental Structure Pulse Amperometric Detection Carbohydrate Assembly Transmembrane Topology Tomato Lectin 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Research Center for Medical Glycoscience, National Institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)TsukubaJapan

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