Shedding A New Light On Glycosylation
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Min Dong is a research scientist at Harvard Medical School and works in the Department of Urology at Boston Children's Hospital.

                       

Shedding A New Light On Glycosylation

Carbohydrates can be found in almost all forms of life – they not only serve as an energy source but also covalently attach to other large molecules, such as proteins and lipids. This attachment reaction is called glycosylation, which is a fundamental biological process that can largely increase the diversity of the molecules produced by our cells. Glycosylation is tightly controlled by multiple enzymatic steps within two cellular structures: the endoplasmic reticulum (ER) and the Golgi apparatus. The surface of...

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