alexa Sulfated oligosaccharides: new targets for drug development?
Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Bioinformatics & Systems Biology

Journal of Glycomics & Lipidomics

Author(s): Kovensky J

Abstract Share this page

Abstract Sulfated oligosaccharides display an important role in biological processes. They bind proteins through interactions mediated by highly specific sequences (heparin - antithrombin, heparan sulfate - growth factors / herpes simplex virus) or by electrostatic interaction between sulfate groups and cationic sites of proteins. Sulfated oligosaccharides are involved in biological events as protein localisation at cell surfaces, the control of proteolysis, the modulation of the angiogenesis and metastasis of tumours, the oligomerisation of cell growth factors. Sulfated residues have been recently found in glycoproteins, as GlcNAc or Mannose in N-glycosidic chains of different sources: gp120 of HIV, the envelope glycoprotein of influenza virus, the cysteine protease of Trypanosoma cruzi. This paper reviews recent findings concerning the implication of sulfated sugars in carbohydrate - protein interactions, from glycosaminoglycans to glycosidic chains in proteins, and their potential application as new targets for drugs/vaccines/diagnosis developments will be discussed. New approaches for their detection and analysis (ESI-MS, MALDI, Molecular Imprinting) are presented.
This article was published in Curr Med Chem and referenced in Journal of Glycomics & Lipidomics

Relevant Expert PPTs

Relevant Speaker PPTs

Recommended Conferences

Relevant Topics

Peer Reviewed Journals
 
Make the best use of Scientific Research and information from our 700 + peer reviewed, Open Access Journals
International Conferences 2017-18
 
Meet Inspiring Speakers and Experts at our 3000+ Global Annual Meetings

Contact Us

 
© 2008-2017 OMICS International - Open Access Publisher. Best viewed in Mozilla Firefox | Google Chrome | Above IE 7.0 version
adwords