Remodeling of glycans using glycosyltransferase genes

Yuko Naito-Matsui, Hiromu Takematsu

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Remodeling of glycans on the cell surface is an essential technique to analyze cellular function of lectin-glycan ligand interaction. Here we describe the methods to identify the responsible enzyme (glycosyltransferase) regulating the expression of the glycan of interest and to modulate the glycan expression by overexpressing the glycosyltransferase gene. For the identification of the responsible enzyme, we introduce a new method, CIRES (correlation index-based responsible-enzyme gene screening), that consists of statistical comparison of glycan expression profile obtained by flow cytometry and gene expression profile obtained by DNA microarray.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLectins
Subtitle of host publicationMethods and Protocols
PublisherHumana Press Inc.
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9781493912919
Publication statusPublished - 2014

Publication series

NameMethods in Molecular Biology
ISSN (Print)1064-3745

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Molecular Biology
  • Genetics


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