Comprehensive Glycoscience, Four-Volume Set - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780444519672

Comprehensive Glycoscience, Four-Volume Set

1st Edition

from Chemistry to Systems Biology

eBook ISBN: 9780444519672
Imprint: Elsevier Science


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Carbohydrates are an important part of life and are present in bacteria, fungi, viruses, yeast, plants, animals and humans.

The rapid expansion of chemistry and glycobiology over the last few years has provided many new, imaginative and efficient techniques which provide further insight into the structures and biological interactions of carbohydrates and glycostructures.

This work has a very broad scope and will appeal to a wide audience as it explores the interactions between biology, chemistry and molecular biology towards understanding, synthesising and developing glycoproteins, glycolipids, proteoglyans and polysaccharides, which are important molecules in nature for controlling health and disease and food and feed.

Glycocompounds reviewed include: oligosaccharides, polysaccharides, glycoproteins, glycolipids, glycoconjugates, lectins, cellulose, pectins and starch.

Topics covered include: spectroscopy, nomenclature, structures, synthesis, biosynthesis, molecular interactions, degradation, biochemistry, glycobiology, glycotherapeutics and diseases.

Key Features

  • Combines multiple aspects of glycoscience in one comprehensive work
  • Documents the new and rapid expansion of carbohydrate chemistry and glycobiology over the last few years
  • Highlights the many new, imaginative and efficient techniques for providing insights into carbohydrates and glycostructures


Industrial and academic scientists, researchers and students working in pharmaceuticals, drug and medical research, glycoscience, carbohydrate chemistry, biochemistry, biology, food science, health science and materials

Table of Contents

Volume 1: Introduction to Glycoscience / Synthesis of Carbohydrates
Volume 2: Analysis of Glycans / Polysaccharide Functional Properties
Volume 3: Biochemistry of Glycoconjugate Glycans / Carbohydrate-Mediated Interactions
Volume 4: Cell Glycobiology and Development / Health and Disease in Glycomedicine


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Named a CHOICE "Outstanding Academic Title" for 2008! 

"This four-volume set is probably the most extensive coverage of the rapidly growing and very important field of glycoscience that is currently available. The scope of these volumes includes both strict carbohydrates (e.g., monosaccharides, oligosaccharides, polysaccharides) and carbohydrate-containing substances (e.g., glycoproteins, glycosphingolipids, peptidoglycans). Major areas of content include nomenclature and basic structure, synthesis, analysis, functional properties, biochemistry, carbohydrate-mediated interactions, biological systems and development, and health and disease. On average, coverage in each area is broken down into 15 chapters, each examining a specific subtopic in great depth. There are extensive, up-to-date references throughout. In addition to a complete index for the entire set at the end of volume 4, each volume has its own exhaustive index...Summing Up: Recommended. Upper-division undergraduates through professionals." --CHOICE Magazine Review, April 2008