A sweet success for substrate engineering

Byron R. Griffith, Jon S. Thorson

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Chemically synthesizing complex oligosaccharides remains a significant challenge. Through the addition of hydrophobic appendages to 'unnatural' substrates, some oligosaccharide-forming glycosyltransferases can direct the formation of distinct sugar linkages while maintaining stereoselectivity.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)659-660
Number of pages2
JournalNature Chemical Biology
Issue number12
StatePublished - Dec 2006

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Molecular Biology
  • Cell Biology


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