Journal of Glycomics & Lipidomics involves the term glycomics which is derived from the chemical prefix for sweetness or a sugar, "glyco-", and was fashioned to follow the naming convention established by genetic science (which deals with genes) and genetics (which deals with proteins). The definition of glycomics has evolved to hide a variety of scientific disciplines that are applied to check the structure and performance of carbohydrates (sugars) in biological systems. The 9 common sugars found in class cells may be combined in a very myriad range of the way to create complicated sugar structures (glycans). The glycan repertoire (glycome) of a given cell or organism is so several orders of magnitude additional complicated than the order or the protein. The speedy advance of enabling technologies like high-throughput spectrometry, glycan microarrays and sugar chemistry are serving to unravel the complexness ensuing from this diversity. Bioinformatics technologies are progressively vital in managing and desegregation the varied information sets from the various technologies.
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