Glycans (carbohydrates, sugars, monosaccharides, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides) are widely distributed in nature, in all living life forms. There is much useful glycoscience content at NCBI, including many publications discussing glycans, chemical records containing glycans, macromolecules containing glycans, biosynthetic pathways involving glycans, proteins and genes involved in glycobiology, diseases involving glycans, and books dedicated to glycoscience. This page, as a dedicated glycan information site in NCBI, highlights some useful resources for better integrating the study of glycans into the mainstream of biology, and will be further developed over time, based on interest and usage by the scientific community.

Some External Resources

  • Carbohydrate Structure Database: Merged bacterial, and plant & fungal databases
  • CAZy Database: Describes the sequence-based families of catalytic and carbohydrate-binding modules of enzymes that build or break down glycosidic bonds
  • ExPASy Glycomics Resource Page: A bioinformatic portal for glycomics and glycoproteomics
  • GLYCAM-Web: Modeling Tools for Glycans, Glycoproteins and their Complexes
  • GlyCosmos: Glycoscience portal for glycan-related omics data, including glycogenes, glycoproteins, lectins, pathways, and diseases
  • GlyGen: Computational and Informatics Resources for Glycoscience
  • GlySpace Alliance: Alliance of glycoscience Web portals for sharing and coordinating data
  • GlyTouCan: International glycan structure repository, which assigns unique accession numbers to glycan structures, fragments, and monosaccharide compositions
  • MonosaccharideDB: Comprehensive monosaccharide database