Aberrant glycosylation of brain tumors

Keywords: glycosylation, glycans, brain tumors.


Annotation. On the territory of Ukraine there is an increase in tumors of the central nervous system. Oncological processes are accompanied by disruption of glycosylation processes as well as changes in the configuration of the carbohydrate part of glycoconjugates. Glycosylation of proteins is a posttranslational modification that affects more than half of all known proteins. Glycans covalently linked to biomolecules modulate their functions through both direct interactions, such as the recognition of glycan structures by binding partners, and indirect mechanisms that control conformation, stability, and protein metabolism. The purpose of this review was to discuss aberrant glycosylation associated with brain cancer. For this purpose, 42 sources from the main databases (Elsevier, Pubmed, Web of Science, Google Scholar) for 2016-2022 were used. Altered sialylation and fucosylation of N- and O-glycans play a certain role in the development and progression of brain cancer. Glycans affect various aspects of tissue development, storing a large amount of biochemical information that can be used to discover new biomarkers. The development of universal and accurate glycoanalytical platforms is crucial to provide the scientific community with reliable tools for disclosing biochemical information encoded by glycans.


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How to Cite
Netronina, O. V., Maslak, H. S., Bondarenko, O. S., Chernousova, N. M., & Abraimova, O. E. (2022). Aberrant glycosylation of brain tumors. Reports of Vinnytsia National Medical University, 26(1), 148-152. https://doi.org/https://doi.org/10.31393/reports-vnmedical-2022-26(1)-27