Special Issue "Challenges in Glycan, Glycoprotein and Proteoglycan Research"

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A special issue of Biomolecules (ISSN 2218-273X).

Deadline for manuscript submissions: closed (30 November 2012)

Special Issue Editor

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Hans Vliegenthart
Bijvoet Center, Division Bioorganic Chemistry, Utrecht University, Padualaan 8, NL 3584 CH Utrecht, The Netherlands
Website: http://www.uu.nl/EN/informationfor/Alumni/UUfoundation/Students/VliegenthartThesisAward/Pages/default.aspx
E-Mail: j.f.g.vliegenthart@uu.nl
Phone: +3130 253 2168/2281
Interests: carbohydrates; glycoconjugates; unsaturated fatty acids; lipoxygenase and related enzymes

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

In the past decades Glycoscience has evolved tremendously. The progress that has been made in the analytical and synthetic aspects is spectacular. The introduction of high resolution NMR spectroscopy and Mass spectrometry has enabled the unravelling of the structure of glycans derived from glycoconjugates like glycoproteins, proteoglycans and glycolipids as well as of oligo- and polysaccharides. Improvements in the synthetic procedures, e.g., the development of solid state synthesis and of oligosaccharide synthesizers have rendered the synthesis of complex glycans possible in a reasonable period of time. Intriguing are the roles glycans can play at the molecular level in a large diversity of biological processes like normal and abnormal cell growth and development, recognition and interaction phenomena, adhesion of pathogens.

The biological features imply that the borders with (micro)biology, medicine, immunology, vaccines etc. have definitively been crossed. Many new challenges are waiting in the field.

To illustrate for the readers of “Biomolecules” the importance of Glycoscience as a multidisciplinary field of research, this special issue is intended to show the various aspects, possibilities, applications and challenges of glycans and related compounds.

We look forward to reading your contributions,

Prof. Dr. Hans Vliegenthart
Guest Editor

Keywords

  • Glycoscience
  • glycoproteins
  • proteoglycans
  • glycolipids
  • oligosaccharides
  • polysaccharides

Published Papers (10 papers)

Biomolecules 2013, 3(2), 270-286; doi:10.3390/biom3020270
Received: 20 February 2013; in revised form: 14 March 2013 / Accepted: 15 March 2013 / Published: 26 March 2013
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Biomolecules 2013, 3(1), 198-225; doi:10.3390/biom3010198
Received: 2 December 2012; in revised form: 28 January 2013 / Accepted: 14 February 2013 / Published: 21 February 2013
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Biomolecules 2013, 3(1), 108-123; doi:10.3390/biom3010108
Received: 19 December 2012; in revised form: 10 January 2013 / Accepted: 15 January 2013 / Published: 25 January 2013
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Biomolecules 2013, 3(1), 85-107; doi:10.3390/biom3010085
Received: 28 November 2012; in revised form: 7 January 2013 / Accepted: 16 January 2013 / Published: 25 January 2013
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Biomolecules 2013, 3(1), 18-38; doi:10.3390/biom3010018
Received: 25 October 2012; in revised form: 27 November 2012 / Accepted: 28 November 2012 / Published: 21 December 2012
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Biomolecules 2012, 2(4), 549-563; doi:10.3390/biom2040549
Received: 13 October 2012; in revised form: 22 October 2012 / Accepted: 8 November 2012 / Published: 12 November 2012
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Biomolecules 2012, 2(4), 467-482; doi:10.3390/biom2040467
Received: 2 September 2012; in revised form: 27 September 2012 / Accepted: 29 September 2012 / Published: 12 October 2012
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Biomolecules 2012, 2(4), 435-466; doi:10.3390/biom2040435
Received: 29 August 2012; in revised form: 27 September 2012 / Accepted: 30 September 2012 / Published: 11 October 2012
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Biomolecules 2012, 2(4), 415-434; doi:10.3390/biom2040415
Received: 23 August 2012; in revised form: 17 September 2012 / Accepted: 25 September 2012 / Published: 8 October 2012
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Biomolecules 2012, 2(3), 389-414; doi:10.3390/biom2030389
Received: 2 August 2012; in revised form: 6 September 2012 / Accepted: 18 September 2012 / Published: 24 September 2012
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Last update: 25 February 2014

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