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Characterizing glycosylation pathways

Kevin J Yarema15 and Carolyn R Bertozzi1234*

Author Affiliations

1 Department of Chemistry, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

2 Department of Molecular and Cell Biology, University of California, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

3 Center for Advanced Materials, Materials Sciences Division, Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

4 Howard Hughes Medical Institute, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

5 Present address: Department of Biomedical Engineering, G.W.C. Whiting School of Engineering, Johns Hopkins University, Baltimore, MD 21218, USA

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Genome Biology 2001, 2:reviews0004-reviews0004.10  doi:10.1186/gb-2001-2-5-reviews0004

Published: 1 May 2001


Numerous factors that influence cell-surface carbohydrate composition remain to be elucidated. The combination of novel biochemical and metabolism-based approaches with emerging genomic methods promises to accelerate efforts to understand glycosylation.