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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.

Strain-Promoted Alkyne Azide Cycloaddition (SPAAC)

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. Reference

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