Towards a standardized bioinformatics infrastructure for N- and O-glycomics

Miguel A. Rojas-Macias, Julien Mariethoz, Peter Andersson, Chunsheng Jin, Vignesh Venkatakrishnan, Nobuyuki P. Aoki, Daisuke Shinmachi, Christopher Ashwood, Katarina Madunic, Tao Zhang, Rebecca L. Miller, Oliver Horlacher, Weston B. Struwe, Yu Watanabe, Shujiro Okuda, Fredrik Levander, Daniel Kolarich, Pauline M. Rudd, Manfred Wuhrer, Carsten KettnerNicolle H. Packer, Kiyoko F. Aoki-Kinoshita, Frédérique Lisacek, Niclas G. Karlsson*

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The mass spectrometry (MS)-based analysis of free polysaccharides and glycans released from proteins, lipids and proteoglycans increasingly relies on databases and software. Here, we review progress in the bioinformatics analysis of protein-released N- and O-linked glycans (N- and O-glycomics) and propose an e-infrastructure to overcome current deficits in data and experimental transparency. This workflow enables the standardized submission of MS-based glycomics information into the public repository UniCarb-DR. It implements the MIRAGE (Minimum Requirement for A Glycomics Experiment) reporting guidelines, storage of unprocessed MS data in the GlycoPOST repository and glycan structure registration using the GlyTouCan registry, thereby supporting the development and extension of a glycan structure knowledgebase.

Original languageEnglish
Article number3275
Pages (from-to)1-10
Number of pages10
JournalNature Communications
Publication statusPublished - 22 Jul 2019

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