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Glycosylation vs. Glucosylation: What's the Difference?

Glycosylation and Glucosylation Definitions


The addition of saccharides to proteins or lipids to form a glycoprotein or glycolipid.


(organic chemistry) Any reaction that forms a glucoside


(organic chemistry) 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.

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