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Glycan arrays for functional glycomics

Kurt Drickamer* and Maureen E Taylor

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Glycobiology Institute, Department of Biochemistry, South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3QU, UK

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Genome Biology 2002, 3:reviews1034-reviews1034.4  doi:10.1186/gb-2002-3-12-reviews1034

Published: 27 November 2002

Abstract

Interactions between carbohydrates and proteins mediate intracellular traffic, cell adhesion, cell recognition and immune system function. Two recent papers describe how arrays of oligosaccharide and polysaccharide molecules can be used to investigate these interactions more fully.