Proteins are polymer chains made of amino acids linked together by peptide bonds.



Glycoproteins are proteins that contain oligosaccharide chains (glycans) covalently attached to polypeptide side-chains. The carbohydrate is attached to the protein in a cotranslational or posttranslational modification. This process is known as glycosylation. In proteins that have segments extending extracellularly, the extracellular segments are often glycosylated. Glycoproteins are often important integral membrane proteins, where they play a role in cell–cell interactions. Glycoproteins also occur in the cytosol, but their functions and the pathways producing these modifications in this compartment are less well-understood.

Carbohydrate binding protein (Lectin)

Lectins (from Latin lect- ‘chosen’ (from the verb legere ) + -ins) are carbohydrate-binding proteins, macromolecules that are highly specific for sugar moieties of other molecules. They are also known as phytohemagglutinins. Lectins perform recognition on the cellular and molecular level and play numerous roles in biological recognition phenomena involving cells, carbohydrates, and proteins. Lectins also mediate attachment and binding of bacteria and viruses to their intended targets.


TCarp is protein dataset from PDB, it contains glycoproteins and lectins. Stored information are Glycosylation Site, Carbohydrate-type and validation report. These data were reanalysed results using original PDB data.

Carint contains literature related to carbohydrate interactions determined by STD-NMR method.

Glyco-Database Information Retrieval