The role of Galactose in human health and disease
Central European Journal of Medicine, 05/30/2012
Hussain MRM et al. – According to the universal biological findings, cellular bodies are covered with an intense coating of glycans. Diversity of glycan chains, linked to lipids and proteins is due to isomeric and conformational modifications of various sugar residues, giving rise to unique carbohydrate structures with a wide range of sequences and anomeric configurations. Proteins and lipids, carrying specific sugar residues with particular stereochemical properties are involved in broad spectrums of biological processes, including intercellular and intracellular interactions, microbial adhesion and cellular signaling.