Glycomic Analysis Using KEGG GLYCAN

  • Kiyoko F. Aoki-KinoshitaEmail author
  • Minoru Kanehisa
Part of the Methods in Molecular Biology book series (MIMB, volume 1273)


This chapter describes the KEGG GLYCAN database of the KEGG resource, including descriptions of links to the other databases in KEGG. In particular, KEGG GLYCAN consists of glycan structures, with links to glycogenes, orthologs, reactions, pathways, drugs, diseases, and others, all within the KEGG resources. A number of analytical tools are also available, including the composite structure map (CSM), KegDraw, KCam, and GECS. These databases and tools will be described along with simple examples of their usage.

Key words

Glycans Glycobiology Complex carbohydrates Glycogenes Orthology Genome analysis 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Bioinformatics, Faculty of EngineeringSoka UniversityHachiojiJapan
  2. 2.Bioinformatics Center, Institute for Chemical ResearchKyoto UniversityKyotoJapan

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