Glycoscience: Biology and Medicine

Editors: Taniguchi, N., Endo, T., Hart, G.W., Seeberger, P.H., Wong, C.-H. (Eds.)

  • Presents basic biological and medical perspectives on current topics in glycoscience
  • Overviews research & considers medical applications for glycoscience
  • Features current experiment protocols with research results and comments 
  • Provides novel classifications, including in systems glycobiology, chemical glycobiology and glycoimmunology
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About this Reference Work

The aim of the book is to provide a succinct overview of the current status of glycoscience from both basic biological and medical points of view and to propose future directions, in order to facilitate further integrations of glycoscience with other fields in biological and medical studies.

Glycans (carbohydrate oligomers) are the so-called “building blocks” of carbohydrates, nucleic acids, proteins and lipids and play major roles in many biological phenomena as well as in various pathophysiological processes. However, this area of glycoscience has been neglected from the research community because glycan structures are very complex and functionally diverse and as compared to proteins and nucleic acids simple tools for the amplification, sequencing and auto-synthesis of glycans are not available. Many scientists in other fields of research have now realized that glycosylation, i.e. the addition of glycans to a protein backbone, is the most abundant post translational modification reactions and is an important field of research and sometimes they require a glycobiology and/or glycochemistry approach to be used. It is still difficult, however, for non-expert researchers to use these techniques. This book provides numerous but simple overviews of current topics and protocols for the experiments. The book is aimed at university students and above, including non-experts in the field of glycoscience.

About the authors

Naoyuki Taniguchi is working for RIKEN, Japan.
Tamao Endo is with Tokyo. Metropolitan Institute of Gerontology, Japan. Gerald Hart is with Johns Hopkins University, USA.
Peter Seeberger is with Max Planck Institute, Germany.
Chi-Huey Wong is with Academia Sinica, Taiwan.
The co-editors are Jin-ichi Inokuchi, Ken Kitajima, Shoko Nishihara, Yasuhiro Kajihara, Kenji Kadomatsu, Takashi Angata, and Yoshiki Yamaguchi.

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Table of contents (191 chapters)

  • Glycoscience: Overview

    Cummings, Richard D.

    Pages 3-9

  • Current Status and New Challenges in Glycoscience: Overview

    Wong, Chi-Huey (et al.)

    Pages 11-14

  • EMARS Method: Tool for Molecular Interactome

    Honke, Koichi (et al.)

    Pages 17-23

  • Neoglycolipid (NGL)-Based Glycan Microarray System for Ligand Discovery

    Liu, Yan (et al.)

    Pages 25-34

  • Preparation of Glycan Array and Its Applications

    Wu, Chung-Yi (et al.)

    Pages 35-43

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Glycoscience: Biology and Medicine
Editors
  • Naoyuk Taniguchi
  • Tamao Endo
  • Gerald W. Hart
  • Peter H. Seeberger
  • Chi-Huey Wong
Copyright
2015
Publisher
Springer Japan
Copyright Holder
Springer Japan
Print ISBN
978-4-431-54840-9
eReference ISBN
978-4-431-54841-6
Print + eBook ISBN
978-4-431-54842-3
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
LXII, 1568
Number of Illustrations and Tables
100 b/w illustrations, 233 illustrations in colour
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