Glycoconjugate Journal (GLYCOCONJUGATE J)

Publisher: Springer Verlag

Journal description

Glycoconjugate Journal publishes articles and reviews on all areas concerned with the composition degradation function interactions structure and synthesis of glycoconjugates (glycoproteins glycolipids oligosaccharides polysaccharides proteoglycans) including those aspects that are related to disease processes (eg immunological inflammatory and arthritic diseases infections metabolic disorders malignancy neurological disorders). Articles will be published on the organic synthesis of glycoconjugates and the development of methodologies only if biologically relevant. Articles on glycosylation changes in disease must focus either on the discovery of a novel disease marker or the improved understanding of some basic pathological mechanism. Also acceptable are articles on the effects of toxicological agents (alcohol tobacco narcotics environmental agents) on glycosylation and on the use of glycotherapeutics. Glycoconjugate Journal is the official journal of the International Glycoconjugate Organization which is responsible for organizing the biennial International Symposia on Glycoconjugates.

Current impact factor: 2.52

Impact Factor Rankings

2016 Impact Factor Available summer 2017
2014 / 2015 Impact Factor 2.52
2013 Impact Factor 1.948
2012 Impact Factor 1.882
2011 Impact Factor 2.117
2010 Impact Factor 2.7
2009 Impact Factor 2.5
2008 Impact Factor 1.743
2007 Impact Factor 1.602
2006 Impact Factor 7.446
2005 Impact Factor 3.612
2004 Impact Factor 0.737
2003 Impact Factor 0.728
2002 Impact Factor 1.669
2001 Impact Factor 1.585
2000 Impact Factor 1.757
1999 Impact Factor 1.867
1998 Impact Factor 2.246
1997 Impact Factor 1.786
1996 Impact Factor 2.386
1995 Impact Factor 2.065
1994 Impact Factor 2.682
1993 Impact Factor 2.139
1992 Impact Factor 2.986

Impact factor over time

Impact factor

Additional details

5-year impact 2.01
Cited half-life >10.0
Immediacy index 0.41
Eigenfactor 0.00
Article influence 0.63
Website Glycoconjugate Journal website
Other titles Glycoconjugate journal (Online)
ISSN 0282-0080
OCLC 37662370
Material type Document, Periodical, Internet resource
Document type Internet Resource, Computer File, Journal / Magazine / Newspaper

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Publications in this journal

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    ABSTRACT: Epothilone A is a derivative of 16-membered polyketide natural product, which has comparable chemotherapeutic effect like taxol. Introduction of sialic acids to these chemotherapeutic agents could generate interesting therapeutic glycoconjugates with significant effects in clinical studies. Since, most of the organisms biosynthesize sialic acids in their cell surface, they are key mediators in cellular events (cell-cell recognition, cell-matrix interactions). Interaction between such therapeutic sugar parts and cellular polysaccharides could generate interesting result in drugs like epothilone A. Based on this hypothesis, epothilone A glucoside (epothilone A 6-O-β-D-glucoside) was further decorated by conjugating enzymatically galactose followed by sialic acids to generate epothilone A 7-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl, 4'-O-α-D-galactoside i.e., lactosyl epothilone A (lac epoA) and two sialosides of epothilone A namely epothilone A 7-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl, 4'-O-α-D-galactopyranosyl 3″-O-α-N-acetyl neuraminic acid and epothilone A 7-O-β-D-glucopyranosyl, 4'-O-α-D-galactopyranosyl 6″-O-α-N-acetylneuraminic acid i.e., 3'sialyllactosyl epothilone A: 3'SL-epoA, and 6'sialyllactosyl epothilone A: 6'SL-epoA, respectively. These synthesized analogs were spectroscopically analyzed and elucidated, and biologically validated using HUVEC and HCT116 cancer cell lines.
    No preview · Article · Feb 2016 · Glycoconjugate Journal
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    ABSTRACT: The incidence of hepatocellular carcinoma (HCC) is closely correlated with hepatitis B virus (HBV)-induced liver cirrhosis. Structural changes in the glycans of serum and tissue proteins are reliable indicators of liver damage. However, little is known about the alteration of liver glycopatterns during cirrhosis and tumor progression induced by HBV infection. This study compared the differential expression of liver glycopatterns in 7 sets of normal pericarcinomatous tissues (PCTs), cirrhotic, and tumor tissues from patients with liver cirrhosis and HCC induced by HBV using lectin microarrays. Fluorescence-based lectin histochemistry and lectin blotting were further utilized to validate and assess the expression and distribution of certain glycans in 9 sets of corresponding liver tissue sections. Eight lectins (e.g., Jacalin and AAL) revealed significant difference in cirrhotic tissues versus PCTs. Eleven lectins (e.g., EEL and SJA) showed significant alteration during cirrhotic and tumor progression. The expression of Galα1-3(Fucα1-2)Gal (EEL) and fucosyltransferase 1 was mainly increasing in the cytoplasm of hepatocytes during PCTs-cirrhotic-tumor tissues progression, while the expression of T antigen (ACA and PNA) was decreased sharply in cytoplasm of tumor hepatocytes. Understanding the precision alteration of liver glycopatterns related to the development of hepatitis, cirrhosis, and tumor induced by HBV infection may help elucidate the molecular mechanisms underlying the progression of chronic liver diseases and develop new antineoplastic therapeutic strategies.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Glycoconjugate Journal
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    ABSTRACT: The use of liquid chromatography-electrospray ionization-tandem mass spectrometry (LC-ESI-MS(n)) for the glycoproteomic characterization of glycopeptides is a growing field of research. The N- and O-glycosylated peptides (N- and O-glycopeptides) analyzed typically originate from protease-digested glycoproteins where many of them are expected to be biomedically important. Examples of LC-MS(2) and MS(3) fragmentation strategies used to pursue glycan structure, peptide identity and attachment-site identification analyses of glycopeptides are described in this review. MS(2) spectra, using the CID and HCD fragmentation techniques of a complex biantennary N-glycopeptide and a core 1 O-glycopeptide, representing two examples of commonly studied glycopeptide types, are presented. A few practical tips for accomplishing glycopeptide analysis using reversed-phase LC-MS(n) shotgun proteomics settings, together with references to the latest glycoproteomic studies, are presented.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Glycoconjugate Journal
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    ABSTRACT: Radix Paeoniae Alba is widely used in Chinese traditional medicine to treat various diseases such as gastrointestinal disorders, cancer, and other diseases. In this study, two polysaccharides RPAPW1 and RPAPW2 were isolated from Radix Paeoniae Alba by DEAE-52 cellulose chromatography and G-25 sephadex. According to physicochemical methods, NMR and methylation analysis, RPAPW1 and RPAPW2 were established to be α-glucans consisting of predominant 4-linked α- Glc residues branched at O-6 and contained trace amount of protein and uronic acid. Immunological tests indicated that RPAPW1, RPAPW2 and could promote splenocyte proliferation and RAW264.7 phagocytic activity. In vitro, RPAPW1 and RPAPW2 elicited a week reducing power, DPPH scavenging activity and could not protect the PC12 cells from H2O2 damage. These data implied polysaccharides RPAPW1 and RPAPW2 had the potential to be a natural immunopotentiating and antioxidant supplement for preparing functional foods and nutraceuticals.
    No preview · Article · Jan 2016 · Glycoconjugate Journal
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    ABSTRACT: Glycans serve as important regulators of antibody activities and half-lives. IgE is the most heavily glycosylated antibody, but in comparison to other antibodies little is known about its glycan structure function relationships. We therefore describe the site specific IgE glycosylation from a patient with a novel hyper IgE syndrome linked to mutations in PGM3, which is an enzyme involved in synthesizing UDP-GlcNAc, a sugar donor widely required for glycosylation. A two-step method was developed to prepare two IgE samples from less than 1 mL of serum collected from a patient with PGM3 mutation and a patient with atopic dermatitis as a control subject. Then, a glycoproteomic strategy was used to study the site-specific glycosylation. No glycosylation was found at Asn264, whilst high mannose glycans were only detected at Asn275, tri-antennary glycans were exclusively observed at Asn99 and Asn252, and non-fucosylated complex glycans were detected at Asn99. The results showed similar glycosylation profiles between the two IgE samples. These observations, together with previous knowledge of IgE glycosylation, imply that IgE glycosylation is similarly regulated among healthy control, allergy and PGM3 related hyper IgE syndrome.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Glycoconjugate Journal
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    ABSTRACT: An efficient method for preparation of fluorescently labelled mannan-peptide glycoconjugates has been developed. After selective Dess-Martin periodinane oxidation of mannan, it was conjugated to the fluorescent label alone and a peptide with the label via reductive amination. Prepared glycoconjugates were characterised by HPSEC, FTIR-ATR and UV-VIS spectroscopy. Finally, the fluorescently labelled mannan and mannan-peptide conjugate were used for microscopic visualization of their accumulation in intracellular organelles of RAW 264.7 cells.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Glycoconjugate Journal
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    ABSTRACT: Glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) are heterogeneous, linear, highly charged, anionic polysaccharides consisting of repeating disaccharides units. GAGs have some biological significance in cancer progression (invasion and metastasis) and cell signaling. In different cancer types, GAGs undergo specific structural changes. In the present study, in depth investigation of changes in sulfation pattern and composition of GAGs, heparan sulfate (HS)/heparin (HP), chondroitin sulfate (CS)/dermatan sulfate and hyaluronan (HA) in normal renal tissue (NRT) and renal cell carcinoma tissue (RCCT) were evaluated. The statistical evaluation showed that alteration of the HS (HSNRT = 415.1 ± 115.3; HSRCCT = 277.5 ± 134.3), and CS (CSNRT = 35.3 ± 12.3; CSRCCT = 166.7 ± 108.8) amounts (in ng/mg dry tissue) were statistically significant (p < 0.05). Sulfation pattern in NRT and RCCT was evaluated to reveal disaccharide profiles. Statistical analyses showed that RCCT samples contain significantly increased amounts (in units of ng/mg dry tissue) of 4SCS (NRT = 25.7 ± 9.4; RCCT = 117.1 ± 73.9), SECS (NRT = 0.7 ± 0.3; RCCT = 4.7 ± 4.5), 6SCS (NRT = 6.1 ± 2.7; RCCT = 39.4 ± 34.7) and significantly decreased amounts (in units of ng/mg dry tissue) of NS6SHS (RCCT = 28.6 ± 6.5, RCCT = 10.2 ± 8.0), NS2SHS (RCCT = 44.2 ± 13.8; RCCT = 27.2 ± 15.0), NSHS (NRT = 68.4 ± 15.8; RCCT = 50.4 ± 21.2), 2S6SHS (NRT = 1.0 ± 0.4; RCCT = 0.4 ± 0.3), and 6SHS (NRT = 60.6 ± 17.5; RCCT = 24.9 ± 12.3). If these changes in GAGs are proven to be specific and sensitive, they may serve as potential biomarkers in RCC. Our findings are likely to help us to show the direction for further investigations to be able to bring different diagnostic and prognostic approaches in renal tumors.
    No preview · Article · Dec 2015 · Glycoconjugate Journal
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    ABSTRACT: Blood group oligosaccharides are one of the most clinically important antigen families and they may also act as secondary ligands for bacterial toxins from Escherichia coli and Vibrio cholerae. Herein we report the synthesis of spacered (sp = CH2CH2CH2NH2) glycosides of A antigen {α-D-GalNAc-(l→3)-[α-L-Fuc-(l→2)]-β-D-Gal-}, B antigen{α-D-Gal-(l→3)-[α-L-Fuc-(l→2)]-β-D-Gal-}, LewisX{α-D-Gal-(l→4)-[α-L-Fuc-(l→3)]-β-D-GlcNAc-}, A type-II {α-D-GalNAc-(l→3)-[α-L-Fuc-(l→2)]-β-D-Gal-(1→4)-β-D-GlcNAc-}, B type-II {α-D-Gal-(l→3)-[α-L-Fuc-(l→2)]-β-D-Gal-(1→4)-β-D-GlcNAc-}, H type-II{α-L-Fuc-(l→2)-β-D-Gal-(1→4)-β-D-GlcNAc-}, xenoantigen {α-D-Gal-(l→3)-β-D-Gal-(1→4)-[α-L-Fuc-(l→2)]-β-D-GlcNAc-} and Linear B Type II {α-D-Gal-(l→3)-β-D-Gal-(1→4)-β-D-GlcNAc-} useful for a range of biochemical investigations. This linker was chosen so as to facilitate the future conjugation of the antigens to proteins or other molecules. We also measured the affinities of some synthesized oligosaccharides against El Tor CTB strain from V. cholera.
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