Carbohydrate Chemistry, Biology and Medical Applications
- Hari Garg, Faculty of Medicine, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA, USA
- Mary Cowman, Othmer Institute for Interdisciplinary Studies
- Charles Hales, Pulmonary and Critical Care unit, Harvard Medical School Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, USA
The finding by Emil Fischer that glucose and fructose on treatment with phenylhydrazine gave the identical osazone led him to the elucidation of stereochemistry of carbohydrates. Since then, progress in the field of carbohydrates has been amazing with the unraveling their basic structure, biosynthesis, immunology, functions, and clinical uses, for pure carbohydrates and for protein-linked carbohydrates (glycoproteins and proteoglycans). The chapters in this book present a logical sequence leading from the chemistry and biochemistry of carbohydrates, followed by their role in various pathological conditions, to carbohydrates as potential therapeutic and diagnostic agents.This book offers a detailed panoramic review of the chemistry and biology of carbohydrates for chemists, biologists and health professionals. Each chapter is authored by contributors expert in the particular area of research.
Physicians, glycobiologists, pharmaceutical scientists, and graduate students, medical libraries and institutes/corporates researching the medical aspects of carbohydrates