high mannose oligosaccharidemedical dictionary

<biochemistry> A subset of the N glycan chains that are added post translationally to certain asparagine residues of secreted or membrane proteins in eukaryotic cells, contain 5-9 mannose residues, but lack the sialic acid terminated antennae of the so called complex type.

This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology

(11 Mar 2008)