Cell Surface and Extracellular Glycoconjugates - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780125896306, 9780323138093

Cell Surface and Extracellular Glycoconjugates

1st Edition

Structure and Function

Series Volume Editors: David Roberts
Series Editors: Robert Mecham
eBook ISBN: 9780323138093
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 20th August 1993
Page Count: 314
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Table of Contents

Contributors Preface 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. Index


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


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"Overall, this volume should be an interesting read for new and established glycobiologists alike. Non-glycobiologists or would-be glycobiologists will find it particularly useful to have in hand an outstanding volume detailing aconsiderable amount of background knowledge in a readable and descriptive fashion, complete with a bibliography for further in-depth studies." --GLYCOBIOLOGY

"Given the recent surge of interest in glycoconjugates, this is a timely publication. The book is a useful summary of current knowledge." --TRENDS IN CELL BIOLOGY

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About the Series Volume Editors

David Roberts Series Volume Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

National Institutes of Health, Bethesda, Maryland, USA

About the Series Editors

Robert Mecham Series Editor

Affiliations and Expertise

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