This 1994 book is a summary of Professor Waren's pivotal research on the special properties of bound carbohydrates in nature.
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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