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Definition of "glycosylation" [glycosylation]

  • (biochemistry) The reaction of a saccharide with a hydroxy or amino functional group to form a glycoside; especially the reaction with a protein or lipid to form a glycoprotein or glycolipid. (noun)

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Use "glycosylation" in a sentence
  • "Sugar triggers a process called glycosylation, which causes collagen to cross-link, with the result that the skin becomes stiff, inflexible, and discolored."
  • "Simply, glycosylation occurs when sugar molecules glucose floating around in our blood attach to protein molecules, diminishingtheir effectiveness and causing inflammation."
  • "In addition, their scientists found the second and third cases in the world of a condition known as congenital disorder of glycosylation type 2B, which causes a range of severe malformations and cognitive problems."