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REVIEW: Glycobiology: Progress, Problems, and Perspectives

G. Ya. Wiederschain

Program in Glycobiology, Department of Biology, 140 Commonwealth Avenue, Boston College, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467, USA; fax: +1 (617) 552-2011; E-mail: Gherman.Wiederschain@bc.edu

Received April 21, 2013
This review highlights different aspects of glycobiology with analysis of recent progress in the study of biosynthesis, degradation, and biological role of glycoconjugates and of hereditary diseases related to the metabolism of these compounds. In addition, the review presents some analysis of the papers of other authors who have contributed to this special issue.
KEY WORDS: glycobiology, glycans, glycoconjugates, glycosyltransferases, glycosidases, lectins, receptors, lysosomes, glycosidoses, lysosomal storage diseases, hereditary disorders, biosynthesis and degradation of glycoconjugates

DOI: 10.1134/S0006297913070018