Determining Lectin Specificity from Glycan Array Data Using Motif Segregation and GlycoSearch Software
Published Online: 1 JUN 2013
Copyright © 2013 by John Wiley and Sons, Inc.
Lab Protocol Title
Current Protocols in Chemical Biology
How to Cite
Kletter, D., Cao, Z., Bern, M. and Haab, B. 2013. Determining Lectin Specificity from Glycan Array Data Using Motif Segregation and GlycoSearch Software. Current Protocols in Chemical Biology. 5:157–169.
- Published Online: 1 JUN 2013
The glycan array is a powerful tool for investigating the specificities of glycan-binding proteins. By incubating a glycan-binding protein on a glycan array, the relative binding to hundreds of different oligosaccharides can be quantified in parallel. Based on these data, much information can be obtained about the preference of a glycan-binding protein for specific subcomponents of oligosaccharides, or motifs. In many cases, the analysis and interpretation of glycan array data can be time consuming and imprecise if done manually. Recently, GlycoSearch software was developed to facilitate the analysis and interpretation of glycan array data based on two previously developed methods, Motif Segregation and Outlier Motif Analysis. Here, the principles behind this method and the use of this new tool for mining glycan array data are described. The automated, objective, and precise analysis of glycan array data should enhance the value of these data for a broad range of research applications. Curr. Protoc. Chem. Biol. 5:157-169 © 2013 by John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
- glycan array;
- glycan motif;