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This course deals with the role of carbohydrates and their conjugates in biology and disease. Topics will include the monosaccharide building blocks and their linkages, glycoconjugates (glycoproteins, glycolipids and proteoglycans), their physiological functions and how they are synthesized. The roles of carbohydrate receptors in molecular recognition, the roles of lectins and other specialized carbohydrate binding proteins: glycobiology of microbes, viruses and plants; glycobiology and disease; glycans as renewable bio-energy sources.
Weekly Contact: Lecture: 3 hrs.
GPA Weight: 1.00
Course Count: 1.00
Billing Units: 1
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