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J. Abelson’s lab at UC San Diego was followed by starting research on lectins at the Max-Planck-Institute. Following a postdoc period with Prof. S. H. Barondes (UC San Diego/VA Medical Center) he was appointed as Assistant Professor in 1988 in Goettingen, then in 1991 as Associate Professor at the University of Marburg, followed by the chair position for Physiological Chemistry (Faculty of Veterinary Medicine) at the Ludwig-MaximiliansUniversity Munich. His track record includes over 690 peer-reviewed publications, which have received over 17,000 citations at an h-factor of 71, and edition of five books, among them the textbook “The Sugar Code”.
2. 3. 4. 5. 6. Mono- and disaccharides (including anomeric position) Oligosaccharides (including branching and substitutions) Shape of oligosaccharide (differential conformer selection) Spatial parameters of glycans in natural glycoconjugates a. shape of glycan chain (examples: modulation of conformation by substitutions not acting as lectinligand such as core fucosylation or introduction of bisecting GlcNAc in N-glycans, influence of protein part) b. 4). 28). 4 Conclusions The assumption that lectin-carbohydrate recognition is a common mode for intermolecular association and biological information transfer is convincingly backed by the large number of folds with lectin activity.
J. Gabius and limited flexibility), then the level of diversity reached on the sugar side should be matched in numbers by lectins. 16 for details). The following decades witnessed a remarkable surge in our knowledge about lectins in higher animals, both in number of families and family members . With lectins now finally being accepted as “a common cell component” , lectin-carbohydrate interactions are expected to entail a wide range of functions, a key topic of this chapter. It first provides an overview on protein folds with lectin activity and next on lectin functions.