Glycans in Diseases and Therapeutics

May 29, 2013|
Glycans in Diseases and Therapeutics by Mauro S.G. Pav
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Initially believed to be inactive molecules, glycans are now considered essential for life, both under normal and pathological conditions.

This volume of the series "Biology of Extracellular Matrix"reviews the most recent findings on the role of glycans in the development of diseases and the possible therapeutic use of this class of molecules. It shows how the interaction of glycans with growth factors, growth factor binding proteins, extracellular proteases, protease inhibitors, chemokines, morphogens, and adhesive proteins regulates inflammation, infection, cancer, atherosclerosis, thrombosis and embryonic stem cell biology. Furthermore, an extensive survey about the structure and pharmacological effects of unique marine glycosaminoglycans is discussed as well as the possibility of using these glycans as therapeutic agents.

Title:Glycans in Diseases and Therapeutics
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:188 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Shipping dimensions:188 pages, 9.25 X 6.1 X 0 in
Published:May 29, 2013
Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/Trade
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9783642267949

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