Cracking the Sugar Code by Mass Spectrometry: An Invited Perspective in Honor of Dr. Catherine E. Costello, Recipient of the 2017 ASMS Distinguished Contribution Award

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The structural study of glycans and glycoconjugates is essential to assign their roles in homeostasis, health, and disease. Once dominated by nuclear magnetic resonance spectroscopy, mass spectrometric methods have become the preferred toolbox for the determination of glycan structures at high sensitivity. The patterns of such structures in different cellular states now allow us to interpret the sugar codes in health and disease, based on structure-function relationships. Dr. Catherine E. Costello was the 2017 recipient of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry’s Distinguished Contribution Award. In this Perspective article, we describe her seminal work in a historical and geographical context and review the impact of her research accomplishments in the field. 8[Figure not available: see fulltext.].


  • Ekaterina Mirgorodskaya
  • Niclas G. Karlsson
  • Carina Sihlbom
  • Göran Larson
  • Carol L. Nilsson
Enheter & grupper
Externa organisationer
  • Sahlgrenska Academy

Ämnesklassifikation (UKÄ) – OBLIGATORISK

  • Biokemi och molekylärbiologi


Sidor (från-till)1065-1074
Antal sidor10
TidskriftJournal of the American Society for Mass Spectrometry
Utgåva nummer6
StatusPublished - 2018 jun 1
Peer review utfördJa