Bound Carbohydrates in Nature

Bound Carbohydrates in Nature

by Leonard Warren
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521442311

ISBN-13: 9780521442312

Pub. Date: 04/28/2012

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Bound carbohydrates are an important and fascinating topic in biochemical and cancer research. Based on a series of invited lectures, this book focuses on the special role that bound carbohydrates play in nature and reflect the author's distinguished career in biochemical research. Some other topics covered are the properties of membrane glycoproteins, involved in the

Overview

Bound carbohydrates are an important and fascinating topic in biochemical and cancer research. Based on a series of invited lectures, this book focuses on the special role that bound carbohydrates play in nature and reflect the author's distinguished career in biochemical research. Some other topics covered are the properties of membrane glycoproteins, involved in the resistance of cells to drugs, and the metabolism of sugars and sialic acids, both of which form a pivotal role in the author's studies. The book chronicles just some of the huge advances that have been made in biochemistry over the past few decades.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521442312
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
04/28/2012
Series:
Lezioni Lincee Series
Pages:
126
Product dimensions:
5.43(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.43(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction, history, microheterogeneity of bound carbohydrates; function of bound carbohydrates; inducible changes in bound carbohydrates; programmed changes in bound carbohydrates; a possible role for bound carbohydrates; 2. Sialic acids; distribution of sialic acids in nature; the metabolism of hexamines and sialic acids; metabolic control of hexosamines and sialic acids; asparagine N-glycosylation; processing of lysomal enzymes; biosynthesis of O-linked oligosaccarides; modification of sialic acids; sialidases; genetic metabolic disorders involving sialic acids, glycosidases, bound carbohydrates in malignancy; 3. Multidrug resistance, properties of P-glycoprotein; lysomes and multidrug resistance; kinetics of influx and efflux of drugs, modulation of multidrug resistance; the role of lipids in the accumulation of drugs by MDR cells; P-170 and membrane lipids; Overview.

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