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CDG Disease: Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation

The glycosylation machinery inside the cell’s factories requires the coordinated action of hundreds of different enzymes working together in perfect harmony. If even one of these enzymes is not working properly, that can be a big problem.

By Mattia Vacchini and Thomas Klarić
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Sweet Beginnings: How Sugars Help to Build Your Brain

Did you know that there are special types of sugar chains, called glycans, that play a crucial role in brain formation? It's true! Read to find out more.

By Mattia Vacchini and Thomas Klarić
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Measure, Normalise, Analyse

Glycans are complex sugar molecules that are present on the majority of proteins in the human body. As such, glycans have shown great potential as biomarkers of both biological and chronological ages, as well as various diseases, including cancer and autoimmune diseases.

By Azra Frkatović
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Sweet Brain O'Mine: How Sugars Help You Think!

Next time you have breakfast, think about the sugars differently! Some of them might be bad in excess, but there is a whole world of sweet architectures interacting and communicating in your nerves, shaping the biochemical information that nurtures your thoughts.

By Mattia Vacchini and Thomas Klarić
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Glycosylation Profile of Sars-Cov-2 Spike Protein

Detailed glycan analysis and potential post-translational modifications of the SARS-CoV-2 spike protein is very important for the development of glycoprotein-based vaccine.

By Tea Petrovic
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Mucin 4 Glycoprotein Appears to Play an Important Role in Coronavirus Disease

Many surfaces of our body, including surface of the respiratory system (from the nose to the lung), eyes, ears, intestine and others, are covered by a layer called mucus. This mucus layer serves as the body's very first line of defence against pathogens (e.g. bacteria, viruses).

By Jasminka Krištić
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Glycans in Drug Discovery - HIV Glycopeptide Antigens

Glycoproteins found at the surface of several viruses are called viral envelope glycoproteins and they are great targets for virus neutralization.

By Petra Tominac
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