Glycobiology articles from across Nature Portfolio

Glycobiology is the study of the structure, biosynthesis and biological functions of carbohydrates.

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  • News & Views |

    Interactions between proteins and non-proteinaceous biopolymers are essential for life; however, many methods used to characterize these interactions lack precision and display significant biases. Now, a genetically encoded method employing sulfur(vi) fluoride exchange (SuFEx)-based chemical crosslinking has been developed for capturing and analysing protein–RNA and protein–carbohydrate interactions in vivo.

    • Christopher P. Watkins
    •  & Ryan A. Flynn
  • News & Views |

    High-mannose N-glycans are common post-translational modifications that occur on many proteins. The mechanism by which these high-mannose N-glycans are consumed by species of Bifidobacterium has now been characterized, which is important given their positive role in human gut microbiota and their abundance in breastfed infants.

    • Lucy I. Crouch