Enzymatic Synthesis of Oligosaccharides and Neoglycoconjugates
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Oligosaccharides involved in glycoconjugates play important roles in a number of biological events. To elucidate the biological functions of oligosaccharides, sufficient quantities of structurally defined oligosaccharides, are of limited availability by traditional purification methods, are required. Hence, chemical and enzymatic syntheses of oligosaccharides are becoming increasingly important in glycobiology and glycotechnology. In addition, oligosaccharides often occur as glycoconjugates attached to proteins or lipids. Hence, the development of simple and effective methods for synthesizing neoglycoconjugates such as neoglycoprotein and neoglycolipids is essential for an understanding of the biological function of these molecules. Here we review the most recent developments in the enzymatic synthesis of oligosaccharides and neoglycoconjugates.
- Agricultural and Biological Chemistry
Agricultural and Biological Chemistry 70(5), 1049-1059, 2006-05-23
Japan Society for Bioscience, Biotechnology, and Agrochemistry