Cells are endowed with a rich surface coat of glycans that are carried as glycoproteins and glycolipids on the outer leaflets of their plasma membranes and constitute a major molecular interface between cells and their environment. Each cell's glycome, the sum of its diverse glycan structures, comprises a distinct cellular signature defined by expression levels of the enzymes responsible for glycan biosynthesis. This signature can be read by complementary glycan-binding proteins (GBPs) that translate glycan recognition into function.
Related Journals of Glycan Binding Proteins
Journal of Glycobiology, Chemical Biology Journal, Organic & Inorganic Chemistry, Biochemistry Journal, Glycobiology, Calcium Binding Proteins, Glycobiology Insights, Cell Adhesion and Migration.