Protein glycosylation represents one of the most important post-translational events, and is a mean of diversifying a protein without recourse to the genome. The venoms produced by snakes contain an abundance of glycoproteins with N-linked carbohydrates. N-linked glycosylation can ensure the correct folding of important functional domains. Characterization of carbohydrates structures aids in development of human therapeutics by snake venom toxins.
Keywords: N-linked oligosaccharides, snake venom, enzyme activity, serine protease
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Published on: 01 March, 2012
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