Glycotherapy : New Advances Inspire a Reemergence of Glycans in Medicine

This review focuses on advances within the past decade that are bringing glycan-based treatments back to the forefront of medicine and the technologies that are driving these efforts. These include the use of glycans themselves as therapeutic molecules as well as engineering protein and cell surface glycans to suit clinical applications.

Copyright: J.E. Hudak & C.R. Bertozzi; Chemistry & Biology, 21 (2014)

Timeline of Glycans in Medicine

Glycan therapeutics offer a rich and promising frontier for developments in the academic, biopharmaceutical, and medical fields. This renewed interest in the therapeutic applications of glycans results from recent development of new tools and techniques to study and produce structurally defined carbohydrates.
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