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O-linked sugars

David Ashford da5 at york.ac.uk
Mon Sep 23 04:09:51 EST 1996

Dear Kieran,

I don't think there's a specific lectin for O-GlcNAc but WGA will bind. 
Also O-GlcNAc residues are acceptors for beta-gal transferase (this was how 
they were originally discovered). There is an article on detection of 
O-GlcNAc by Jerry Hart and coworkers (Meth. Enzymol. 230, 443-460).

Good hunting,


   Dr David A. Ashford                                                  
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