|Title||Covalent inhibitors of glycosidases and their applications in biochemistry and biology|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2008|
|Authors||Rempel, BP, Withers, SG|
Glycoside hydrolases are important enzymes in a number of essential biological processes. Irreversible inhibitors of this class of enzyme have attracted interest as probes of both structure and function. In this review we discuss some of the compounds used to covalently modify glycosidases, their use in residue identification, structural and mechanistic investigations, and finally their applications, both in vitro and in vivo, to complex biological systems.