GlycomeDB is now part of GlyTouCan

With the implementation of GlyTouCan the mission of GlycomeDB comes to an end.

GlyTouCan is the international glycan structure repository. This repository is a freely available, uncurated registry for glycan structures that assigns globally unique accession numbers to any glycan. All glycan structures and associates information (cross references and taxon annotation) have been migrated to GlyTouCan and are available in this database in addition many more structures. GlyTouCan allows individual researchers to register their own structures and associate these structures with papers.

GlyTouCan is supported by the Japanese Ministry of Education, Culture, Sports, Science & Technology and has been developed by researchers at the Soka University and the Complex Carbohydrate Research Center.

Please use GlyTouCan and the unique glycan accession numbers for your work and help us to make GlyTouCan a comprehensive namespace for glycan structures. In case of questions or comments please contact Rene Ranzinger (

Link to GlyTouCan

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