Learn to use The Consortium for Functional Glycomics Gateway. The CFG is a large international research initiative that works with and serves the scientific community. They provide a networking forum and glycomics resources which enable Participating Investigators to reveal functions of glycans and glycan-binding proteins (GBPs) that impact human health and disease. The CFG offers resources to the community free of charge, including glycan array screening services, a reagent bank, and access to a large glycomics database and data analysis tools. The extensive data sets that have resulted from the use of CFG resources are publicly available through the website, and include results from glycan array screening, glycogene microarray screening, mouse phenotyping, and glycan profiling experiments. This tutorial will explore the Gateway features and tools.

You will learn:

  • features of the Consortium for Functional Glycomics organization and goals
  • about the "third alphabet" glycomics code that conveys crucial information in cells
  • to explore Data and Molecule Pages provided by the CFG researchers
  • to access Paradigm Pages with excellent summary knowledge about exemplary glycan-binding proteins (GBPs)
  • to find additional supporting resources provided by the consortium


This tutorial is a part of the tutorial group Expression resources. You might find the other tutorials in the group interesting:

CleanEx: A Database of Heterogeneous Gene Expression Data Based on A Consistent Gene Nomenclature

Allen Mouse Brain Atlas: Mapped gene expression data in mouse brain

miRBase: microRNA sequences, targets and gene nomenclature

DBTSS: Database of Transcriptional Start Sites

Alternative Splicing and Transcript Diversity (ASTD) database: A bioinformatics resource for alternative splice events and transcripts for human, mouse, and rat

GENSAT: Provides an extensive amount of high quality images of gene expression in the central nervous system of the mouse.

Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO): A gene expression/molecular abundance repository and a curated, online resource for gene expression data

ArrayExpress: A public repository for microarray gene expression data at the EBI


Expression : This category may contain various expression data collections, annotation tools, or repositories of expression data.

Proteins : Tools that are primarily used in the storage, retrieval, or exploration of amino acid based data. Some tools may also involve nucleotide sequence information.


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