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Carbohydrate Recognition in Cellular Function, No. 145

ISBN: 978-0-470-51383-5
304 pages
April 2008
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Contributors to this volume explore the role of carbohydrates in communication between cells of multicellular organisms. Topics covered include the thermodynamics and spatial restrictions of oligosaccharide-protein interactions, the role of carbohydrates in recognition and as components of cell adhesion molecules, and abnormal glycosylation in several disease states.
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Partial table of contents:

Oligosaccharide-Protein Interactions: A Three-Dimensional View (J. Carver, et al.).

Multiple Subfamilies of Carbohydrate Recognition Domains in Animal Lectins (K. Drickamer).

Binding Modes of Mammalian Hepatic Gal/GalNAc Receptors (Y. Lee).

Nucleoplasmic and Cytoplasmic Glycoproteins (G. Hart, et al.).

Role of Carbohydrates in Receptor-Mediated Fertilization in Mammals (P. Wassarman).

Structural and Biological Properties of the Carbohydrate Units of Nervous Tissue Glycoproteins (J. Finne).

Function and Pathology of the Sugar Chains of Human Immunoglobulin G (A. Kobata, et al.).

The Role of Oligosaccharides in Modifying Protein Function (T. Rademacher & R. Dwek).

Leukosialin, a Major Sialoglycoprotein Defining Leucocyte Differentiation (M. Fukuda).

Index of Contributors.

Subject Index.

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