02. Jun 2019: Glycobiology publications covered from 2015 until now

More than 250 references to papers from the journal Glycobiology have been added to Glycosciences.DB to increase coverage of recent literature. All Glycobiology publications from the current issue (Jun 2019) back to Jan 2015 that could be assigned to individual glycan structure entries have been added to the respective entries in Glycosciences.DB. Many new glycan structure entries have been created in Glycosciences.DB during this effort.
We plan to continue adding new issues of Glycobioloy as well as references from other journals to keep the database up to date.

31. Aug 2018: SNFG-style graphics provided now in Glycosciences.DB

SNFG-style graphics have already been in use in Glycosciences.DB within GlycanBuilder as an option to create (sub-)structure queries. Now SNFG-style representations of the glycans are provided with many Glycosciences.DB entries in addition to the textual representations in CarbBank-style format.

13. May 2018: New layout of, new features

The web layout was completely refurbished to allow easier navigation for users along with a clear presentation of resources. A set of new features has been introduced as well. These include: See the description of new features page for a complete list.

12. Dec 2017: More than 10,000 PDB entries on

With last weeks PDB update reached the number of 10,000 references to PDB entries that feature carbohydrates.

22 Mar 2016: Bug fixed in GlycoFragments

Due to a bug the GlycoFragments tool did not work properly. This issue should be fixed now.
Please let us know if you observe further problems with this tool.

22 Feb 2016: New structure search option: GlycanBuilder

The GlycanBuilder tool has been implemented as a new input mode for glycan (sub-)structure search. With this tool it is possible to enter structure queries graphically using cartoon representations. While the textual substructure search option is limited to 5 residues, no such limit is present in the new search mode. There is also an option to edit the residue names in a text mode before performing the search, which enables you to add residues that are not present in GlycanBuilder, or to add wild cards such as asterisks to the residue names.

10 Apr 2014: is back online!

Because of several problems we had to temporarily shut down the server and install a new server. This migration took longer than expected, and still not all functions are fully adjusted to the software environment of the new server. Therefore, some services are not yet available, and the existing resources might contain problems. If you find such problems, please let us know by e-mail to Thomas Lütteke.
Some server restarts might be necessary in the near future to fix further problems. Therefore, if the server is not accessible within the next few weeks, please try again later.

13 Jun 2012: New database released: Glyco-CD

The Glyco-CD database has been added to the server. Glyco-CD is a collection of CD (clusters of differentiation) antigens - both carbohydrate and lectin CDs - that are defined by monoclonal antibodies.

25 Nov 2010: New Interface to Distance Mapping

The Distance Mapping application to assist interpretation of NOESY spectra has received a new interface. The workflow has been redesigned and is now fully available in English. Further options have been added, e.g. to investigate the possibility of H-bond formation by including Oxygen and Nitrogen atoms into the analysis, or to easily edit the entered data.

07 Oct 2010: GlycoFragment: Problem solved

There had been a bug in GlycoFragment preventing this application from running properly. This problem is solved now, so the tool should be working fine again now. Please drop us an e-mail if you find further problems.

12 Mar 2010: is back online!

Two years after the unexpectected death of Willi von der Lieth the Molecular Modeling Group at the German Cancer Research Center was closed for good. Therefore, the server had to be relocated. It is now hosted at the University of Gie├čen.
The relocation of the server has posed a number of problems, many of which should be solved by now. If you still encounter any problems such as dead links or missing connections, please let us know by e-mail to Thomas Lütteke.
Some server restarts might be necessary in the near future to fix further problems. Therefore, if the server is not accessible within the next few weeks, please try again later.
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