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Biochimie. 2003 Jan-Feb;85(1-2):25-32.

Hallmarks of Caenorhabditis elegans N-glycosylation: complexity and controversy.

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Department of Biological Sciences, Imperial College London, London SW7 2AZ, UK.

Abstract

Caenorhabditis elegans has become one of the most widely used model organisms for a range of molecular cell biological applications and is being increasingly used by glycobiologists. However, a major problem has been the lack of knowledge of the structure of the protein-linked glycans from this organism. In recent years several groups have published structural data, particularly N-glycan structural data. However, some of these data are contradictory. In this review we critically assess all the N-glycan structural data and consider how close we are in our goal of defining the glycome of C. elegans.

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