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As of August 31, 2011, the CFG's Gene Microarray Core (Core E) is closed and will no longer offer screening services. A limited number of the custom-designed CFG glyco-gene chips will be available until supplies run out, and can be requested via the usual channels by completing an on-line request. For more information, contact Steve Head at

All glyco-gene screening data collected by Core E remains publicly available on the CFG's Gene Microarray Data page. In addition, this data can be found in the Gene Expression Omnibus (GEO) database administered by the National Center for Biotechnology Information (NCBI). Learn how to find CFG data in GEO here.

Glyco-gene chip description: The custom-designed Glyco-gene Chip array, developed using Affymetrix technology, contains probe sets to monitor the expression of approximately 2000 human and mouse transcripts relevant to the Consortium for Functional Glycomics. The array has undergone several updates to incorporate the latest glycobiology annotation and up-to-date microarray technology. The most recent version of the array is the GLYCOv4, manufactured by Affymetrix in June 2008.

Genes for the following classes of proteins are represented on the GLYCOv2 and GLYCOv3 and GLYCOv4 Gene Chip:
  • Glycosyltransferases
  • Glycan-binding proteins (GBPs), including C-type lectins, galectins and siglecs
  • Glycan degradation proteins
  • Intercellular protein transport proteins
  • Notch pathway proteins
  • Nucleotide sugar synthesis and transporter proteins
  • N-glycan biosynthesis-related proteins
  • Adhesion molecules
  • Interleukins and receptors
  • Mucins
  • Growth factors and receptors
  • Cytokines
  • Chemokines
  • Conserved oligomeric Golgi (COG) complex proteins
  • Other miscellaneous proteins of interest

Links to all CFG Glyco-gene Chip versions:

Last Updated Tuesday, 04-Oct-2011 21:14:33 EDT. Please contact us with comments/questions.