Glycoscience is the study of carbohydrates (sugars) and their roles in biology. Glycans play critical roles in many biological processes such as cell signaling, cell adhesion, immune response, and protein folding, among others. Glycan analysis and characterization is an increasingly important area for biopharma as understanding glycan profiles helps in the development of new therapeutic agents. It is also important for the creation of biobetters when innovator molecules fall out of patent. Structural analysis of glycans and complex carbohydrates, in particular that of lipopolisaccharides and glycoconjugates is the expertise of our guest today, Anthony Molinaro, Professor of Organic Chemistry at University of Napoli.
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