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The Individualist - Carbohydrates as Biological Markers
Excellent survey article on the role of glycosylated markers in cell-cell recognition.



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Special points of emphasis

Proteins

Carbohydrates

Nucleic Acids

Lipids

Biological Membranes

Bioenergetics and Cellular Respiration

Integration of Metabolism

Bacteria and Archaea

Plants

Blood

The Lymphatic System and Immunity

In addition to serving as fuel and as biosynthetic precursors, carbohydrates are also found linked to many proteins (glycoproteins and proteoglycans) and lipids, such as with integral membrane lipids and proteins. Carbohydrate units on cell surfaces are important for cell-cell recognition during development and in immune processes.







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