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Sialic Acids and Sialoglycoconjugates in the Biology of Life, Health and Disease - 1st Edition - ISBN: 9780128161265, 9780128161272

Sialic Acids and Sialoglycoconjugates in the Biology of Life, Health and Disease

1st Edition

Author: Shyamasree Ghosh
Paperback ISBN: 9780128161265
eBook ISBN: 9780128161272
Imprint: Academic Press
Published Date: 21st January 2020
Page Count: 362
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Sialic Acids and Sialoglycoconjugates in the Biology of Life, Health and Disease enables the reader to understand the role of sialylation as a post translational modification. The book provides insights on the latest knowledge in the field of sialoglycobiology. Sialic acids as terminal residues of oligosaccharide chains play crucial roles in several cellular recognition events. Synthesized post translationally, they play an important role in recognition, signaling, immunological response and cell-cell interaction. Improper sialylations have been associated with several diseases including cancer. In the post genomics and proteomics era, sialoglybiology has become more and more important in deciphering health and disease conditions.

Key Features

  • Discusses the sialic acids and their role in different diseases (other than cancer)
  • Provides an understanding of sialylations as post translational modifications (PTM)
  • Demonstrates the impact sialylation has on infectious diseases, the autoimmune system and health
  • Gives insights on the importance of sialic acid biology through animal models


Masters, Graduate Students of life sciences, microbiology, immunology, biochemistry, biology, glycobiology, medicine; doctors, medical professionals, researchers

Table of Contents

1. Sialic Acid and Biology of Life: An Introduction
2. Sialoglycans and Genetically Engineered Plants
3. Sialic Acid, Sialoglycans, Sialylation: A Study in Insects
4. Sialoglycoconjugates and Human Physiology
5. Pathogens, infectious disease biology and Sialic acid
6. Sialic acids in autoimmune disorders
7. Lysosomal Storage Disorders: Disorders Related to Glycans and Sialic Acid
8. Sialic Acids and its Conjugates in Cancer
9. Sialic Acids and its Conjugates in Endocrinal Disorders
10. Sialic Acids and Xenotransplantation
11. Nanotechnology and Sialic Acid Biology


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About the Author

Shyamasree Ghosh

Dr. Shyamasree Ghosh has been working in the field of sialoglycoconjugates for more than 12 years now, since her PhD in the topic of Sialoglycocongugates in Childhood Acute Lymphoblastic Leukemia (ALL). The author has considerable experience and published quite a large number of publications in reputed international journals and is cited across the globe for her work. She is one of the well-known scientist in this field of sialoglycobiology. Currently working to the capacity of Scientific Officer (F), in the School of Biological sciences, National institute of Science Education and Research (NISER), Bhubaneswar and has authored large number of publications and books in reputed

Affiliations and Expertise

School of Biological Sciences, NISER, Bhubaneswar, Govt of India, Dept of Atomic Energy (DAE), Jatni Campus, PO- Bhimpur-adanpur, Via-Jatni, District- Khurda, India

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