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Diagnostic and Prognostic Capacity of Serum Glycan Nodes in Different Types of Cancer

Abstract Glycans are monosaccharide-based heteropolymers that are found covalently attached to many different proteins and lipids and are ubiquitously displayed on the exterior surfaces of cells. Serum glycan composition and structure are well known to be altered in many different types of cancer. In fact, glycans represent a promising but only marginally accessed source of cancer markers. The approach used in this dissertation, which is referred to as “glycan node analysis”, is a molecularly bottom-up approach to plasma/serum (P/S) glycomics based on glycan linkage analysis that captures features such as α2-6 sialylation, β1-6 branching, and core fucosylation as single analytical signals.

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Created Date 2018
Contributor Roshdiferdosi, Shadi (Author) / Borges, Chad R (Advisor) / Woodbury, Neal (Committee member) / Hayes, Mark (Committee member) / Arizona State University (Publisher)
Subject Chemistry / Analytical chemistry / Biochemistry / Cancer / Fucosylation / Glycans / Plasma/Serum / Sialylation / Survival
Type Doctoral Dissertation
Extent 127 pages
Language English
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Note Doctoral Dissertation Chemistry 2018
Collaborating Institutions Graduate College / ASU Library
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