Cell Surface and Extracellular Glycoconjugates

Cell Surface and Extracellular Glycoconjugates

Structure and Function

1st Edition - August 20, 1993

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  • Editor: Robert Mecham
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323138093

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This book serves as a much-needed guide for new investigators in the field of glycobiology as well as researchers in other disciplines attempting to define the role of glycoconjugates in their biological systems. Cell Surface and Extracellular Glycoconjugates: Structure and Function describes the determination of structure and function of glycoconjugates that occur on the cell surface and in molecules involved in cell-matrix interactions. The broad scope of thebook covers basic background and technical information in this rapidly expanding field. The text is specifically designed to inform researchers in diverse disciplines of the approaches and resources that can be employed to address problems in glycoconjugate biology.

Key Features

  • Structure of cell surface carbohydrates
  • Biosynthesis of glycoproteins
  • Biological signals associated with glycoproteins
  • Diversity of glycoprotein structure


Researchers and graduate students in cell, developmental, and molecular biology and biochemistry, biomedical researchers, and plant scientists

Table of Contents

  • Contributors
    Use of Structural Analyses to Examine the Functions of N- and O-Linked Sugar Chains of Glycoproteins, K. Furukawa and A. Kobata.
    Structure and Biology of Pericellular Proteoglycans, J.R. Couchman and A. Woods.
    Glycosyl Phosphatidylinositol-Linked Membrane Proteins: Structure, Biosynthesis, and Function, T.L. Doering
    The Use of Glycosylation Inhibitors to Study the Glycoconjugate Function, A.D. Elbein.
    Use of Mammalian Cell Mutants to Study the Functions of N- and O-Linked Glycosylation, P. Stanley.
    The Structure and Function of Glycosphinogolipid Receptors in Inflammation and Cancer, B.A. Macher and C.L.M. Stults.
    Biochemical and Molecular Biological Approaches to Modify Oligosaccharides: Analysis of Glycosylation Function in Human Choriogonadotropin, O.P. Bahl, N.R. Thotakura, and W.Y.Chen.
    The Role of Glycosylation in Adhesive Protein Function, M.L. Tanzer, M.S. Giniger, J.W. Dean, III, and S. Chandrasekaran.

Product details

  • No. of pages: 314
  • Language: English
  • Copyright: © Academic Press 1993
  • Published: August 20, 1993
  • Imprint: Academic Press
  • eBook ISBN: 9780323138093

About the Series Editor

Robert Mecham

Affiliations and Expertise

Washington University, St. Louis, Missouri, U.S.A.

About the Series Volume Editor

David Roberts

Affiliations and Expertise

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

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