Comprehensive glycoscience [electronic resource] : from chemistry to systems biology
- editor-in-chief, Johannis P. Kamerling ; editors, Geert-Jan Boons ... [et al.].
- 1st ed.
- Amsterdam ; Boston : Elsevier, 2007.
- Physical description
- 1 online resource (4 v.) : ill. (some col.), ports
- Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
- Volume 1: Introduction, Synthesis and Analysis Volume 2: Biochemistry and Carbohydrate-protein Interactions Volume 3: Cell Glycobiology and Development, Health and Disease in Glycomedicine Volume 4: Microbial and Plant Polysaccharides.
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- Publisher's Summary
- Carbohydrates are an important part of life and are present in bacteria, fungi, viruses, yeast, plants, animals and humans. The rapid expansion of chemistry and glycobiology over the last few years has provided many new, imaginative and efficient techniques which provide further insight into the structures and biological interactions of carbohydrates and glycostructures. This work has a very broad scope and will appeal to a wide audience as it explores the interactions between biology, chemistry and molecular biology towards understanding, synthesising and developing glycoproteins, glycolipids, proteoglyans and polysaccharides, which are important molecules in nature for controlling health and disease and food and feed. "Comprehensive Glycoscience" provides in-depth reviews covering the glycoscience of carbohydrates, which are a growing focus of academic and industrial research in chemistry, biology, medicine, pharmaceutical and material science. This book investigates the interfaces between biology, chemistry and molecular biology towards understanding, synthesising and developing glycoproteins, glycolipids, proteoglyans and polysaccharides, which are important in nature for health and disease and food and feed. It details applications of these in controlling bacteria, viruses, diseases and improving health. Glyco-compounds reviewed include: oligosaccharides, polysaccharides, glycoproteins, glycolipids, glycoconjugates, lectins, cellulose, pectins and starch. Topics covered include: spectroscopy, nomenclature, structures, synthesis, biosynthesis, molecular interactions, degradation, biochemistry, glycobiology, glycotherapeutics and diseases.
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