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The Glycoprotein Research Group of the Association of Biomolecular Resource Facilities has announced the availability of samples for its 2010 glycoprotein study.
This year's study will concentrate on different techniques for determining the relative differences in N-linked and O-linked glycosylation in similar glycoprotein samples. It is a follow-up to last year's study, which covered the same topic. The primary goal of the study is to document the range of approaches available and highlight the information gained from each method.
Researchers will be asked to: Identify the major N-linked and/or O-linked glycans in three similar glycoprotein samples; perform a relative quantitative analysis of N-linked and O-linked glycans in the three samples; and complete a survey describing the methods used. Results from the study will be presented at the ABRF 2011 meeting Feb. 19-22 in San Antonio.
Requests for samples should be emailed to [email protected] before Dec. 10. Participants' data is due by Jan. 14.