The symbol nomenclature is based on criteria defined by editors of the textbook 'Essentials of Glycobiology' and have to be convenient for the annotation of mass spectra.
The text nomenclature comprises the anomeric carbon next to the correct abbreviation of the corresponding glycan.
The system is now being presented as an online advance Appendix to the Third Edition of Essentials to be published at
NCBI, and by Cold Spring Harbor Laboratory Press.
The glycome is the entire complement of sugars, whether free or present in more complex molecules, of an organism.
Glycomics is the study of the role of carbohydrates & carbohydrate-containing biomolecules in biological systems.
Copper-free bioorthogonal cycloaddition of a cyclooctyne with an organic azide, leading to the formation of a stable 1,2,3-triazole. Among other applications,
SPAAC is used for the detection of biomolecules, e.g. sialic acids.