5
May
2016
news

Chemical Polyglycosylation and Nanolitre Detection Enables Single-Molecule Recapitulation of Bacterial Sugar Export

Capsular polysaccharides are ubiquitous components of the outermost protective layer of both Gram-positive and...

2
May
2016
news

Multivalent Display of Minimal Clostridium difficile Glycan Epitopes Mimics Antigenic Properties of Larger Glycans

The complex glycans covering the surface of bacterial, viral and parasitic pathogens represent interesting...

20
April
2016
news

Plant Cell Wall Imaging by Metabolic Click-Mediated Labelling of Rhamnogalacturonan II Using Azido 3-deoxy-D-manno-oct-2-ulosonic acid.

In plants, 3-deoxy-D-manno-oct-2-ulosonic acid (Kdo) is a monosaccharide that is only found in the cell wall...

16
April
2016
news

Three-dimensional Structures of Two Heavily N-glycosylated Aspergillus sp. Family GH3 β-D-Glucosidases

The three-dimensional structures of two industrially important family GH3 β-D-glucosidases from Aspergillus...

13
April
2016
news

Xylan Decoration Patterns and the Plant Secondary Cell Wall Molecular Architecture

The molecular architecture of plant secondary cell walls is still not resolved. There are several proposed...

11
April
2016
news

Making Ribose in Interstellar Ices

Ribose is the central molecular subunit in RNA, but the prebiotic origin of ribose remains unknown. We...

9
April
2016
news

Unravelling the Transition Paths during Nucleic Acids and Proteins Folding

As biomolecules such as DNA and proteins fold, they follow certain paths that take them from a disordered...

1
April
2016
news

Carbohydrate-Active Enzymes: Sequences, Shapes, Contortions and Cells

The last two decades have seen significant advances in the discovery of new glycosidase sequences,...

22
March
2016
news

Brussels, March 22nd 2016

16
March
2016
news

Glycoscientist Laura Kiessling Wins Prestigious Gibbs Award

Dr. Laura Kiessling, is the 2016 winner of the Willard Gibbs Award, one of the most prestigious honors in all...

12
March
2016
news

An Antibacterial Vaccination Strategy Based on a Glycoconjugate

Vaccination with a synthetic glycoconjugate, in combination with the administration of an inhibitor that...

8
March
2016
news

X-ray Structure of a Lectin-bound DNA Duplex Containing an Unnatural Phenanthrenyl Pair

The reluctance of DNA duplexes containing unnatural base-pair surrogates to yield crystal of sufficient...

3
March
2016
news

Cryo-EM Structure of a Native, Fully Glycosylated, Cleaved HIV-1 Envelope Trimer

The envelope glycoprotein trimer (Env) on the surface of HIV-1 recognizes CD4+ T cells and mediates viral...

12
February
2016
news

Structural Insights and Membrane Binding Properties of MGD1, the Major Galactolipid Synthase in Plants

As major lipid components of photosynthetic membranes, Monogalactosyldiacylglycerol (MGDG) and...

8
February
2016
news

A Proactive Role of Water Molecules in Acceptor Recognition by Protein O-Fucosyltransferase 2

Protein O-fucosyltransferase 2 (POFUT2) is an essential enzyme that fucosylates serine and threonine residues...

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