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Glycomics

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Glycodelin, a human secreted glycoprotein that appears in a small number of glycoforms, exhibits diverse biological activities, such as in contraception and immunosuppression. Moreover, different tissue-specific glycoforms appear to mediate diverse functions. Quite unusually, the glycodelin N-linked glycans differ between the male and female glycoforms. The fact that these glycans are fundamental for exerting the physiological activities of the different glycoforms, makes them an interesting target for glycobiology research.

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