Purpose: The purpose of the CFG Wiki paradigm pages is to involve Participating Investigators (PIs) in demonstrating how the CFG has made progress against its overall goal to 'define paradigms by which protein-carbohydrate interactions mediate cell communication.' To lay the foundation for this vision, the CFG Steering Committee assembled a team of Pis to identify 'Paradigms' that represented exemplary glycan binding proteins (GBPs) for each major family. Ultimately, 30 Paradigms were selected to cover 9 families of GBPs. The Paradigms share two key characteristics: they are representative of many other GBPs in their family, and they have clear biological functions that have become better understood through the use of CFG resources. Combined, the Paradigms cover the majority of the mammalian and microbial GBPs that are within the scope of the CFG, and show how the CFG has driven progress in the field as a whole.
Process: The CFG's Paradigm Pages are open to contributions from all Participating Investigators, the CFG is currently working with 1-2 experts per page as they begin filling in the wiki Paradigm Pages. To obtain editing privileges, you must request a login and password ( click here for visual).
Focus: For consistency between paradigm pages, please maintain the 30 selected paradigm glycan-binding proteins (as seen on the Main Page) and the standard outline and formatting of each individual paradigm page as they appear. The CFG would be particularly grateful to PIs for filling in the gaps regarding:
CFG resources used in investigations. This section documents how investigators have used CFG resources to assess the function of the GBP paradigm.
Other related GBPs. List related GBPs believed to have similar functions.
References. Citations will appear here once references are added to the above sections.
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