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Nature volume 430, page 837 (19 August 2004) | Download Citation

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By taking advantage of the cell's carbohydrate metabolism, reactive sugar analogues can be used to tag specific cells, potentially singling them out for imaging studies or drug delivery.

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  1. David A. Tirrell is in the Division of Chemistry and Chemical Engineering, California Institute of Technology, Pasadena, California 91125, USA. tirrell@caltech.edu

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