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Inherited Disorders of Glycosylation

  1. Susan E Sparks

Published Online: 28 SEP 2007

DOI: 10.1002/9780470015902.a0020230



How to Cite

Sparks, S. E. 2007. Inherited Disorders of Glycosylation. eLS. .

Author Information

  1. Children's National Medical Center, Washington, DC, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 28 SEP 2007


Glycosylation is an essential process by which sugars are attached to proteins and lipids. Complete lack of glycosylation is not compatible with life. Because of the widespread functions of glycosylation, inherited disorders of glycosylation are multisystemic.


  • glycosylation;
  • glycoproteins;
  • glycolipids;
  • congenital;
  • muscular dystrophy