A Practical Guide to Using Glycomics Databases

  • Kiyoko F. Aoki-Kinoshita

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Nicolle H. Packer
      Pages 3-5
    3. Serge Perez, Kiyoko F. Aoki-Kinoshita
      Pages 7-25
  3. Monosaccharide and Glycan Structures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 27-27
    2. Daisuke Shinmachi, Issaku Yamada, Nobuyuki P. Aoki, Masaaki Matsubara, Kiyoko F. Aoki-Kinoshita, Hisashi Narimatsu
      Pages 41-73
    3. Ksenia S. Egorova, Philip V. Toukach
      Pages 75-113
  4. Glyco-related Genes and Proteins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 115-115
    2. Nicolas Terrapon, Vincent Lombard, Elodie Drula, Pedro M. Coutinho, Bernard Henrissat
      Pages 117-131
    3. Serge Pérez, Anita Sarkar, Alain Rivet, Sophie Drouillard, Christelle Breton, Anne Imberty
      Pages 133-161
    4. Hisashi Narimatsu, Yoshinori Suzuki, Kiyoko F. Aoki-Kinoshita, Noriaki Fujita, Hiromichi Sawaki, Toshihide Shikanai et al.
      Pages 163-175
    5. Minoru Kanehisa
      Pages 177-193
  5. Glycoproteomics Data

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. Matthew P. Campbell, Robyn A. Peterson, Elisabeth Gasteiger, Frederique Lisacek, Nicolle H. Packer
      Pages 197-214
    3. Hiroyuki Kaji, Toshihide Shikanai, Yoshinori Suzuki, Hisashi Narimatsu
      Pages 215-224
  6. Glycan Interactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 225-225
    2. Shujiro Okuda, Hiromi Nakao, Toshisuke Kawasaki
      Pages 227-245
    3. Julien Mariethoz, Khaled Khatib, Tiphaine Mannic, Davide Alocci, Matthew P. Campbell, Nicolle H. Packer et al.
      Pages 247-260
    4. Elena Solovieva, Noriaki Fujita, Toshihide Shikanai, Kiyoko F. Aoki-Kinoshita, Hisashi Narimatsu
      Pages 261-295
  7. Glycan Data Analysis

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 297-297
    2. Kiyoko F. Aoki-Kinoshita
      Pages 299-334
    3. Shin Kawano
      Pages 351-370

About this book


This book provides glycoscientists with a handbook of useful databases that can be applied to glycoscience research. Although many databases are now publicly available, one of the hurdles for their users is the learning curve required to effectively utilize those databases. Therefore, this book not only describes the existing databases, but also provides tips on how to obtain the target data. That is, because many databases provide a variety of data that could be obtained from different perspectives, each chapter provides users with potential biological questions that can be answered by a particular database and step-by-step instructions, with figures, on how to obtain that data. Troubleshooting tips are also provided to aid users encountering problems that can be predicted when using these databases. Moreover, contact information for each database is provided in case unexpected issues arise.


Databases Glycoscience Glycobiology Bioinformatics Glycans Complex carbohydrates

Editors and affiliations

  • Kiyoko F. Aoki-Kinoshita
    • 1
  1. 1.Faculty of Science and EngineeringSoka UniversityHachiojiJapan

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