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Cell. 2006 Sep 8;126(5):841-5.

Nothing in glycobiology makes sense, except in the light of evolution.

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Glycobiology Research and Training Center, Departments of Medicine and Cellular & Molecular Medicine, University of California at San Diego, La Jolla, CA 92093, USA. a1varki@ucsd.edu

Abstract

The remarkable structural diversity of glycans in nature, and their roles in cellular processes, host-pathogen interactions, biological diversity and speciation can be explained by evolutionary processes.

PMID:
16959563
DOI:
10.1016/j.cell.2006.08.022
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