Glycans in Diseases and Therapeutics

Glycans are saccharides that can be attached to a wide variety of biological molecules through an enzymatic process called glycosylation to augment their function. One of the four fundamental building blocks of life, proteins, carbohydrates (glycans), lipids and nucleic acids, glycans have received the least attention from researchers. Glycans are the predominant molecule on the cell surface and serve as the first point of contact between a cell and other cells, the extracellular matrix and pathogens. The heightened evolutionary pressure of being at the front lines of cellular collaboration and conflict most likely led to the diversification of glycans. Glyco-epitope diversity enhances the role of glycans in the group of debilitating and life-shortening disorders known as congenital muscular dystrophy, or CMD. Glycosylation is a critical function of the biosynthetic-secretory pathway in the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and Golgi apparatus. Glycosylation increases the diversity of the proteome to a level unmatched by any other post-translational modification. Glycosidases catalyze the hydrolysis of glycosidic bonds to remove sugars from proteins.

Relevant Conferences: Glycobiology Conferences Biochemistry Conferences

7th International Conference on Bioinformatics, October 24-26, 2016 Rome, Italy; International Conference on Structural Biology, August 22-23, 2016 New Orleans, USA; International Conference on Glycomics, December 01-02, 2016 Atlanta, Georgia, USA; International Conference on Nucleic Acids, August 04-05, 2016 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; 2nd International Conference on Transcriptomics, September 12-14, 2016 Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; International Conference on Obesity & Chronic Diseases, July 25-27, 2016 Las Vegas USA; International Conference on New Therapeutics for Diabetes and Obesity, April 17-20, 2016 La Jolla, USA; Conference on Plasma Spectrochemistry, January 10-16, 2016 Tucson, USA; Euro Fed Lipid Congress, September 18-21, 2016 Gent, Belgium; Conference on Obesity and Adipose Tissue Biology, February 15-19, 2016 Banff, Canada; Society for Glycobiology, November 19-22, 2016 New Orleans, Louisiana, USA; American Society for Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (ASBMB), April 02-06, 2016 San Diego, USA; Federation of American Societies for Experimental Biology (FASEB), June 12-17, 2016 Florida, USA

  • Glycomedicine
  • Transfusion medicine
  • Cancer associated coagulopathies
  • Hepato cellular glycosylation
  • Cancer biomarkers
  • Cardiovascular diseases
  • Cancer therapeutics
  • Congenital disorders of glycosylation (CDG)

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