Glycan analysis

What is Glycan analysis?

Glycan analysis meaning A study of the types of carbohydrate (sugar) molecules attached to proteins in cells. Proteins with carbohydrate molecules are called glycoproteins. Glycan analysis is being studied to find out if glycoproteins on cancer cells may be used as biomarkers for cancer.

 

reference: national Cancer Institute – Glossary for Registrars

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