Special Issue "Glycobiology: The New Discoveries, Approaches, and Technical Developments"
Deadline for manuscript submissions: 31 May 2024 | Viewed by 431
Over the last few decades, our understanding of structure and function of carbohydrate has undergone an incredible transformation. From being considered molecules whose role is strictly energetical or structural, glycans are now recognized as complex and diverse structures involved in, and even crucial to, numerous biological processes. Given that the techniques and interest for investigating the structure, presence, and functions of glycans are progressing more and more, it is expected that we will, in the years ahead, discover many more of their roles—some "sweet or desirable", others "bitter or fatal". The growing field of glycobiology has a great impact, not only on our understanding of biological processes, but also on our potential to modulate them. This open access Special Issue will bring together original research and review articles on various aspects of glycobiology, highlighting new discoveries, approaches, and technical developments. The main focus of this issue is sharing significant works that advance our understanding of glycans’ roles and their impact on the structure and function of individual molecules, materials, cells, tissues, and organisms, as well as on the interplay between them.
This Special Issue welcomes original research papers, as well as critical or comprehensive reviews, that demonstrate or summarize significant advances in the glycobiology field.
Topics include, but are not limited to:
- Novel tools and strategies for the analysis/synthesis/modulation of glycoconjugates.
- Glycan structure, function, and biosynthesis.
- Glycan-recognizing molecules.
- Glycan structural and functional diversity across biological taxa.
- Genetic basis of glycobiology.
- Glycans in physiology, disorders, and diseases.
- Carbohydrates in pharmacy, medicine, biotechnology, materials sciences and nanotechnology.
Dr. Sanja Dabelić
Manuscript Submission Information
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- genetic disorders of glycosylation
- glycomics and glycoproteomics