Glycans in regeneration

ACS Chem Biol. 2014 Jan 17;9(1):96-104. doi: 10.1021/cb400784j. Epub 2013 Dec 9.


Glycans participate in many key cellular processes during development and in physiology and disease. In this review, the functional role of various glycans in the regeneration of neurons and body parts in adult metazoans is discussed. Understanding glycosylation may facilitate research in the field of stem cell biology and regenerative medicine.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Animals
  • Extremities / physiology*
  • Glycosylation
  • Humans
  • Hydra / physiology*
  • Nerve Regeneration
  • Neurons / physiology*
  • Polysaccharides / chemistry
  • Polysaccharides / metabolism*
  • Regeneration*
  • Regenerative Medicine


  • Polysaccharides