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ready Glycomics Ontology

Abbreviation: GLYCO

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The GlycO ontology provides an up-to-date knowledge base of experimentally verified glycan structures. Glycan (oligosaccharide or polysaccharide) structures are represented as trees of monosaccharide residues. Linkage to proteins and lipids is supported as well. Insertion of a new glycan is controlled by curation process that includes matching the new glycan against a canonical glyco-tree (a highly branched representation for a family of glycans).


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Created in 2012

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How to cite this record GLYCO; Glycomics Ontology; DOI:; Last edited: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:34 p.m.; Last accessed: Oct 25 2021 12:04 a.m.

Record added: Oct. 24, 2017, 9:41 a.m.
Record updated: Jan. 8, 2019, 1:34 p.m.


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GlyGen: Computational and Informatics Resources for Glycoscience
GlyGen is a data integration and dissemination project for carbohydrate and glycoconjugate related data. GlyGen retrieves information from multiple international data sources and integrates and harmonizes this data. This web portal allows exploring this data and performing unique searches that cannot be executed in any of the integrated databases alone.

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