Topical Collection "Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry"
Since the launch of the first Special Issue in this journal on Advances in Carbohydrate Chemistry, the field of glycobiology has continued to grow and mature. It is well established that carbohydrates (or glycans) play critical roles in biological systems in both normal physiology and disease. However, a better understanding of the intricate details of carbohydrate–protein interactions is the key to unlocking the enormous potential of glycans and glycomimetics for the development of new therapeutics, vaccines and diagnostics. Carbohydrate chemists can continue to play an important role in advancing our understanding of glycobiology by providing the required synthetic access to pure, well-defined carbohydrates and glycoconjugates for biological studies, although many challenges still remain. In addition, carbohydrates and glycomimetics have potential applications in many areas of biomedical research and drug development. Finally, carbohydrates remain an excellent source of building blocks for chiral pool syntheses and as raw materials for the development of biotechnologically derived commodity chemicals.
We invite our colleagues to submit research articles and comprehensive reviews addressing the above mentioned topics, and on recent advances in carbohydrate chemistry in general, for publication in this Special Issue.
Dr. Vito Ferro
Dr. Trinidad Velasco-Torrijos
Manuscript Submission Information
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- carbohydrate chemistry
- molecular scaffolds
- sustainable carbohydrate raw materials
- carbohydrate nanostructures
- bioactive compounds