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Glycosylated proteins and lipids are important regulatory factors whose functions can be altered by addition or removal of sugars to the glycan structure. The glycans are recognized by sugar-binding

Background
Glycosylated proteins and lipids are important regulatory factors whose functions can be altered by addition or removal of sugars to the glycan structure. The glycans are recognized by sugar-binding lectins that serve as receptors on the surface of many cells and facilitate initiation of an intracellular signal that changes the properties of the cells. We identified a peptide that mimics the ligand of an N-acetylgalactosamine (GalNAc)-specific lectin and asked whether the peptide would express specific biological activity.
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    • 2009-02-11
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    • Digital object identifier: 10.1186/1756-0500-2-23
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    Eggink, L. L., & Hoober, J. K. (2009). A biologically active peptide mimetic of N-acetylgalactosamine/galactose. BMC Research Notes, 2(1), 23. doi:10.1186/1756-0500-2-23

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