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Trypanosomes break more rules: evidence for the convergent evolution of glycosyltransferase function

Glycosyltransferases (GTs) are enzymes that transfer sugars from donor to an acceptor molecule. There are dozens of GT gene families, classified by sequence, sequence motifs and enzymatic function.

GTs are defined by their donor and acceptor specificities and the type of glycosidic linkage they make. For example, a UDP-Gal : ßGal ß1-3 galactosyltransferase transfers galactose from UDP-Gal to a ßGal acceptor residue in a ß1-3 linkage (making a Galß1-3Galß1-R product). 

Prof Kim Dale appointed Assistant Vice-Principal (International)

Professor Kim Dale has been appointed as Assistant Vice-Principal (International) for the University of Dundee.

Kim Dale is a Principal Investigator in the Division of Cell and Developmental Biology. Kim is well known to many staff for her work in the international field. This includes throught her roles at a School (as Associate Dean, International) and the University levl (as Academic Lead for International activity in the ASEAN region). She is a visiting Professor at Taylor's University, Malaysia. 

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