Carbohydrate–protein interactions (CPIs) are involved in a wide range of biological phenomena. Hence, the characterization and presentation of carbohydrate epitopes that closely mimic the natural environment is one of the long-term goals of glycosciences. Inspired by the multivalency, heterogeneity and nature of carbohydrate ligand-mediated interactions, we constructed a combinatorial library of mannose and galactose homo-and hetero-glycodendrons to study CPIs. Microarray analysis of these glycodendrons with a wide range of biologically important plant and animal lectins revealed that oligosaccharide structures and heterogeneity interact with each other to alter binding preferences.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- !!Molecular Medicine
- !!Molecular Biology
- !!Organic Chemistry