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Nucleic Acids Res. 2011 Jan;39(Database issue):D373-6. doi: 10.1093/nar/gkq1014. Epub 2010 Nov 2.

GlycomeDB--a unified database for carbohydrate structures.

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  • 1German Cancer Research Center, DKFZ, Core Facility, Molecular Structure Analysis, W160, Im Neuenheimer Feld 280, 69120 Heidelberg, Germany.


GlycomeDB integrates the structural and taxonomic data of all major public carbohydrate databases, as well as carbohydrates contained in the Protein Data Bank, which renders the database currently the most comprehensive and unified resource for carbohydrate structures worldwide. GlycomeDB retains the links to the original databases and is updated at weekly intervals with the newest structures available from the source databases. The complete database can be downloaded freely or accessed through a Web-interface ( that provides flexible and powerful search functionalities.

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