Molecular and Cellular Glycobiology

Paperback | September 15, 2000

EditorMinoru Fukuda, Ole Hindsgaul

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Molecular and Cellular Glycobiology covers the recent progress in understanding the biological roles of carbohydrates and includes basic knowledge of carbohydrates in mammals. Emphasis is on structure, biosynthesis and function of carbohydrates in development and disease. In particular,biological significance in immune cells, neural cells and cytoplasmic and nuclear proteins are thoroughly described. In addition, Molecular and Cellular Glycobiology updates the knowledge of diseases caused by anomalies of carbohydrate biosynthesis and the animal models used to investigate thephysiological roles of carbohydrates including carbohydrates attached to lipids. Various attempts to develop therapeutic agents based on carbohydrates are also described. Molecular and Cellular Glycobiology covers recent developments in a comprehensive yet focused manner and will be of interest toanyone with a basic knowledge of carbohydrates.

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Molecular and Cellular Glycobiology covers the recent progress in understanding the biological roles of carbohydrates and includes basic knowledge of carbohydrates in mammals. Emphasis is on structure, biosynthesis and function of carbohydrates in development and disease. In particular,biological significance in immune cells, neural ...

Minoru Fukuda is at University of California, San Diego. Ole Hindsgaul is at University of Alberta.

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Format:PaperbackPublished:September 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0199638063

ISBN - 13:9780199638062

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Cell surface carbohydrates: cell-type specific expressionCarbohydrate recognition in leukocyte-endothelial cellsPolysialic acid in neural cell development: roles, regulation, and mechanismCarbohydrate-deficient glycoprotein syndromes and congenital dyserythropoietic anaemia type II (HEMPAS)Functions of Carbohydrates Revealed by transgenic technologyFunction and significance of O-GlcNAc glycoproteins in the nucleus and cytoplasmRoles of sphingolipids and glycosphingolipids in biological membranesCarbohydrates in medicine