GlyCosmos Overview

The GlyCosmos Portal is a Web portal aiming to integrate the glycosciences with the life sciences.
It consists of Standards, Repositories and Data Resources, providing information about genes, proteins, lipids, pathways and diseases.
GlyCosmos has been recognized as the official portal of the Japanese Society for Carbohydrate Research.


A text representation for glycan structures aimed for use in the Semantic Web.



A standard ontology for RDFizing glycomics data (glycan structures, publications, experimental data, and source).


A standard ontology for RDFizing glycoconjugate data (glycoproteins/glycolipids, glycan abundance ratios, sample information, diseases, publication information, etc.)

The glycan structure repository GlyTouCan

assigning accession numbers to glycans

GlyTouCan Images

The Glycoconjugate repository GlyComb (TBA)

will assign accession numbers to glycoconjugates such as glycoproteins, glycolipids.

GlyComb Images

The glyco(proteo)mics repository GlycoPOST

stores mass spectrometry data obtained from glyco(proteo)mics related experiments.

GlycoPost Images

Data Resources
Data Resources

All data in GlyCosmos are stored using Semantic Web technologies, enabling easier integration with life science data.

Data Resources

International Collaboration
GlySpace Alliance

GlyCosmos is a member of the GlySpace Alliance together with GlyGen and Glycomics@ExPASy.

GLYCOMICS GlyCosmos GlyGen
GlySpace Alliance

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