Sweet! Glycocongugates are more than the sum of their sugars

25 agosto 2014

Conventional wisdom says that the scaffold in an important class of biological molecules called ‘glycoconjugates’ is essentially inert. Work by a chemist suggests otherwise. The discovery opens up new avenues for research, in particular the development of more and better pharmaceuticals. Glycoconjugates are found naturally in the body, but they are also an important class of drugs that includes anything from cancer treatments to vaccines.