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Glycobiology research: scientist holding sample tube of glycoprotein used in nuclear magnetic resonance (NMR) analysis. The superconducting magnet of the NMR spectrometer magnet is the tank in background. The existence of sugars (oligosaccharides) on proteins (glycoproteins), on cell surfaces, antigens & antibodies, is crucial to how these substances behave in the body. Here at the Glycobiology Unit at Oxford University, the novel techniques necessary for studying these complex structures have been developed. Research progresses in the role of these sugars in autoimmune diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, Crohn's disease & AIDS. Model: Heidi Joao.
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