Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology

Carbohydrate-Protein Interaction

Editors: Clarke, Adrienne E., Wilson, Ian A. (Eds.)

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Carbohydrate as the primary product of photosynthesis has a vital role in the maintenance of life on this planet. Until relatively recently, interest in complex carbohydrates focussed on their structural role in the extracellular matrix/ cell wall of animal, plant, and microbial cells and on their role as energy sources (e.g., starch and glycogen) and struc­ tural components (e.g., cellulose) in natural products. There was, however, indirect evidence that carbohydrates could play an informational role; this evidence was from the find­ ing last century that plant lectins caused specific agglutina­ tion of certain animal cells and, more recently, that the agglutination was mediated by interactions between the plant lectin and cell surface carbohydrates. It is now clear that endogenous carbohydrate binding proteins are important in cell-cell recognition phenomena in animal systems. Recently, impressive evidence has been presented that complex oligosaccharides, derived from cell walls, are also important in plant recognition events, for example in signalling the defence mechanisms of a plant to respond to attack by insects and microbial pathogens.

Table of contents (5 chapters)

Table of contents (5 chapters)
  • Complex Carbohydrates of Plants and Animals — A Comparison

    Gleeson, Paul A.

    Pages 1-34

  • Carbohydrate-Binding Sites of Plant Lectins

    Reeke, G. N., Jr. (et al.)

    Pages 35-58

  • Binding Sites of Monoclonal Anti-Carbohydrate Antibodies

    Thurin, J.

    Pages 59-79

  • Protein-Oligosaccharide Interactions: Lysozyme, Phosphorylase, Amylases

    Johnson, L. N. (et al.)

    Pages 81-134

  • Molecular Features and Basic Understanding of Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions: The Arabinose-Binding Protein-Sugar Complex

    Quiocho, F. A.

    Pages 135-148

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Carbohydrate-Protein Interaction
Editors
  • Adrienne E. Clarke
  • Ian A. Wilson
Series Title
Current Topics in Microbiology and Immunology
Series Volume
139
Copyright
1988
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
eBook ISBN
978-3-642-46641-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-642-46641-0
Softcover ISBN
978-3-642-46643-4
Series ISSN
0070-217X
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 152
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