Advances in Human Glycome Atlas Project (HGA) HGA, J-Glyconet, iGCORE, ExCELLS, GalSIC

Editor/ Chihiro Sato


Human Glycome Atlas Project: The future that opens up

Kenji Kadomatsu

last updated 2024/02/01 (Glycoforum. 2024 Vol.27 (1), A1)  

The Human Glycome Atlas Project (HGA) started in Japan in April 2023. This project will raise the level of glycan information availability, which has been remarkably low relative to that of other major biopolymers (nucleic acids and proteins). For this purpose, human glycan structures and their biosynthesis mechanisms will be comprehensively obtained within the HGA. Human glycan structures, together with clinical information and phenotypes, will be catalogued as individual data of a large population. This information will be stored in the knowledgebase TOHSA, and all researchers worldwide will be able to easily incorporate glycan information into their routine research. Thus, the HGA will give scientists a new vision of life and open a new era of life science. ...and more