“Carbohydrate and Immunology on the Way to Modern Glycoscience. What Can we Learn from the Past ?

A new chapter entitled “Carbohydrate and Immunology on the Way to Modern Glycoscience. What Can we Learn from the Past ?” has been added to the series of e-chapters in Glycopedia. (http://www.glycopedia.eu/e-chapters/carbohydrate-and-immunology-on-the/article/abstract). This chapter presents the analysis that a young Glycoscientist, Fabrizio Chiodo, draws after compiling more than 1500 scientific articles which were published between 1893 to 1984 in the field of glyco-immunology. From a thorough examination of the contents of these publications, major “old” and “hidden” results were selected as useful pioneering works. Despite the fact that some of these articles were not highly cited, they show interesting and fascinating input for glycoscientists. The presentation of these landmarks follows a chronological order, with the ambition to retrace the conceptual evolution of the scientific discipline.