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Special Issue "Oligosaccharides and Glyco-Conjugates II"

A special issue of Molecules (ISSN 1420-3049). This special issue belongs to the section "Medicinal Chemistry".

Deadline for manuscript submissions: 30 September 2019

Special Issue Editors

Guest Editor
Prof. Dr. Marco Terreni

Department of Drug Sciences; School of Pharmacy; University of Pavia, Via Taramelli 12; 27100 Pavia, Italy
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Interests: syndetic organic chemistry; medicinal chemistry; chemical biology; protein engineering; biocatalysis
Guest Editor
Dr. Teodora Bavaro

Drug Sciences Department, University of Pavia, Viale Taramelli 12, 27100 Pavia, Italy
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Interests: chemoenzymatic synthesis; medicinal chemistry; biocatalysis; protein engineering

Special Issue Information

Dear Colleagues,

Glycans play many important roles in biological processes and in pathology. Accordingly, different oligosaccharide derivatives are being increasingly investigated in medicinal chemistry targeting bioprocesses mediated by protein–oligosaccharide or oligosaccharide–oligosaccharide interaction.
For this purpose, well-defined oligosaccharides can be obtained by chemical and/or enzymatic approaches, but their synthesis is still challenging. Novel and efficient synthetic procedures for glycoconjugate compounds need to be developed and optimized. Moreover, an alternative and suitable strategy for the development of efficient glycan-based products must be combined with analytical technologies to assess the exact characterization/identification of the biopharmaceuticals.
The present Special Issue is the second that we have proposed and aims at covering emerging methods for oligosaccharide synthesis, glycoconjugate assembly (chemical, enzymatic and chemoenzymatic methodologies) and biological screening, and highlight innovative strategies for glyco-derivative based drug design. In addition, new methods for the analytical and biological characterization of oligosaccharides and glycoconjugates are welcomed for submission to this Special Issue.

Prof. Dr. Marco Terreni
Dr. Teodora Bavaro
Guest Editors

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  • Oligosaccharides
  • Glycoproteins
  • Glycopeptides
  • Glycolipids
  • Synthetic methodologies
  • Structure characterization
  • Analysis
  • Biological activity
  • Drug discovery and development

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