Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology

The Molecular Immunology of Complex Carbohydrates-3

Editors: Wu, Albert M. (Ed.)

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    1. One of the most comprehensive handbooks on carbohydrate specificities of applied lectins and anti- carbohydrate monoclonal antibodies in the field
    2. A useful tool for researchers and beginners in the fields of immunology, biochemistry, cancer research, and structural biology for years to come
    3. Includes events from MICC-III and Workshop on Immunology and Disease

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Based on the proceedings of the third international symposium on “Molecular Immunology of Complex Carbohydrates,” this text is the latest in a series dedicated to glycotopes, structures and functions of complex carbohydrates, recognition factors of lectins, biomolecular interactions and other glycosciences.

Section I of the book pays tribute to three pioneers in the field—Walter T.J. Morgan, Elvin A. Kabat and especially Winifred M. Watkins; it presents advanced concepts concerning the structure and functions of Blood group ABH/Le-related antigens, offering a comprehensive review on human blood group ABH/Ii, Lea,b,x,y and siayl Lea,x glycotopes of human ovarian cyst glycoproteins. Section II covers the interactions of plant, bacterial and animal lectins with carbohydrates and proteins. Section III describes the structures and functions of gangliosides and microbial glycolipids. Section IV covers the physiological roles of other clycocunjugates in humans, animals, sponges and bacteria as well as aging-related alterations of glycosylation profile in humans. Section V discusses the role of carbohydrates as antigens and regulators of the immune response. Section VI addresses some aspects of the glycobiology of cancer. And section VII details new methodologies in glycol-synthesis and lectin-carbohydrate binding assays and strategies for treatment as crucial applications.

About the authors

Dr. Wu has been studying on lectin–glycan interactions for more than 35 years, especially the recognition factors of lectins. He is the senior editor of the Molecular Immunology of Complex Carbohydrates 1 and 2 (Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 228 and 491). Lectin recognition index is his ongoing project.

Table of contents (40 chapters)

Table of contents (40 chapters)
  • Serendipity in Scientific Discoveries: Some Examples in Glycosciences

    Pages 3-14

    Lee, Yuan-Chuan

  • My 30-Year Devotion to the N-Linked Oligosaccharide Structures

    Pages 15-29

    Takahashi, Noriko

  • Human Blood Group ABH/Ii, Lea,b,x,y, and Sialyl Lea,x Glycotopes; Internal Structures; and Immunochemical Roles of Human Ovarian Cyst Glycoproteins

    Pages 33-51

    Wu, Albert M.

  • Lewis Glyco-Epitopes: Structure, Biosynthesis, and Functions

    Pages 53-80

    Chen, Hui-Li

  • A Unique Endo-β-Galactosidase that Cleaves Both Blood Group A and B Glycotopes

    Pages 81-95

    Li, Su-Chen (et al.)

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Molecular Immunology of Complex Carbohydrates-3
Editors
  • Albert M. Wu
Series Title
Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology
Series Volume
705
Copyright
2011
Publisher
Springer US
Copyright Holder
Springer Science+Business Media, LLC
eBook ISBN
978-1-4419-7877-6
DOI
10.1007/978-1-4419-7877-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4419-7876-9
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4899-7904-9
Series ISSN
0065-2598
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXXV, 809
Topics