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Global view of human protein glycosylation pathways and functions

Oct 21, 2020

nature reviews molecular cell biology Abstract Glycosylation is the most abundant and diverse form of post-translational modification of proteins that is common to all eukaryotic cells. Enzymatic glycosylation of proteins involves a complex metabolic network and different types of glycosylation pathways that orchestrate enormous amplification of the proteome in producing diversity of proteoforms and its biological functions. The tremendous structural diversity of glycans attached to proteins poses analytical challenges that limit exploration of specific functions of glycosylation. Major advances in quantitative transcriptomics, proteomics and nuclease-based gene editing are now opening new global ways to explore protein glycosylation through analysing and targeting enzymes involved in glycosylation processes. In silico models predicting cellular glycosylation capacities and glycosylation outcomes are emerging, and refined maps of the glycosylation pathways facilitate genetic approaches to address functions of the vast glycoproteome. These approaches apply commonly available cell biology tools, and we predict that use of (single-cell) transcriptomics, genetic screens, genetic engineering of cellular glycosylation capacities and custom design of glycoprotein therapeutics are advancements that will ignite wider integration of glycosylation in general cell biology. $259.00 VAT will be added later in the checkout. Rent or Buy article from$8.99 Additional access options: Fig. 2: Subcellular organization of protein glycosylation. Fig. 3: Human glycosylation pathways and enzymes. Fig. 4: Protein glycosylation serves general roles and specific roles for protein functions. Fig. 5: Common dysregulated glycosyltransferase genes in cancer. References 1. Fournet, M., Bonté, F. & Desmoulière, A. 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