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

Sialic Acids and Sialoglycoconjugates in the Biology of Life  Health and Disease
Author: Shyamasree Ghosh
Publsiher: Academic Press
Total Pages: 362
Release: 2020-01-08
ISBN 10: 0128161272
ISBN 13: 9780128161272
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sialic Acids and Sialoglycoconjugates in the Biology of Life Health and Disease Book Review:

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. 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

Essentials of Glycobiology

Essentials of Glycobiology
Author: Ajit Varki,Maarten J. Chrispeels
Publsiher: CSHL Press
Total Pages: 653
Release: 1999
ISBN 10: 9780879696818
ISBN 13: 0879696818
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Essentials of Glycobiology Book Review:

Sugar chains (glycans) are often attached to proteins and lipids and have multiple roles in the organization and function of all organisms. "Essentials of Glycobiology" describes their biogenesis and function and offers a useful gateway to the understanding of glycans.

Immune Regulation

Immune Regulation
Author: Marc Feldmann,N. A. Mitchison
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 392
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 1461249961
ISBN 13: 9781461249962
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Immune Regulation Book Review:

Leukocyte culture conferences have a long pedigree. This volume records some of the scientific highlights of the 16th such annual con ference, and is a witness to the continuing evolution and popularity of leukocyte culture and of immunology. There is strong evidence of the widening horizons of immunology, both technically, with the obviously major impact of molecular biology into our understanding of cellular processes, and also conceptually. Traditionally, the 'proceedings' of these conferences have been published. But have the books produced really recorded the major part of the conference, the informal, friendly, but intense and some times heated exchanges that take place between workers in tackling very similar problems and systems and which are at the heart of every successful conference? Unfortunately this essence cannot be incorpo rated by soliciting manuscripts. For this reason, we have changed the format of publication, retaining published versions of the symposium papers, but requesting the workshop chairmen to produce a summary of the major new observations and areas of controversy highlighted in their sessions, as a vehicle for defining current areas of interest and debate. Not an easy task, as the workshop topics were culled from the abstracts submitted by the participants, rather than being on predefined topics. The unseasonal warmth in Cambridge was reflected in the atmos phere of the conference, the organization of which benefited from the administrative skills of Jean Bacon, Philippa Wells, Mr. Peter Irving, and Mrs.

Glyco Engineering

Glyco Engineering
Author: Alexandra Castilho
Publsiher: Humana Press
Total Pages: 439
Release: 2015-06-17
ISBN 10: 9781493927593
ISBN 13: 1493927590
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glyco Engineering Book Review:

Conceived with the intention of providing an array of strategies and technologies currently in use for glyco-engineering distinct living organisms, this book contains a wide range of methods being developed to control the composition of carbohydrates and the properties of proteins through manipulations on the production host rather than in the protein itself. The first five sections deal with host-specific glyco-engineering and contain chapters that provide protocols for modifications of the glycosylation pathway in bacteria, yeast, insect, plants and mammalian cells, while the last two sections explore alternative approaches to host glyco-engineering and selected protocols for the analysis of the N-glycans and glyco-profiling by mass spectrometry. Written for the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Authoritative and extensive, Glyco-Engineering: Methods and Protocols offers vast options to help researchers to choose the expression system and approach that best suits their intended protein research or applications.

The Molecular Immunology of Complex Carbohydrates 3

The Molecular Immunology of Complex Carbohydrates 3
Author: Albert M. Wu
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 809
Release: 2011-05-27
ISBN 10: 9781441978776
ISBN 13: 1441978771
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Molecular Immunology of Complex Carbohydrates 3 Book Review:

Based on the third symposium on “Molecular Immunology of Complex Carbohydrates,” this text covers the latest in glycotopes, structures and functions of complex carbohydrates, recognition factors of lectins, biomolecular interactions and other glycosciences. This volume highlights the informative events of the Symposium on Molecular Immunology of Complex Carbohydrates III, held at the Institute of Biological Chemistry, Academia Sinica, on July 15-20, 2007, in Taipei, Taiwan.

Sialic Acids

Sialic Acids
Author: Roland Schauer
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 346
Release: 2012-12-06
ISBN 10: 3709186803
ISBN 13: 9783709186800
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Sialic Acids Book Review:

Rapid progress in the field of sialic acids has made it desirable to collect the new data about these unique sugars and to continue the series of books on this topic. In 1960, A. GOTTSCHALK wrote "The Chemistry and Biology of Sialic Acids and Related Substances" (Cambridge University Press) and in 1976, A. ROSENBERG and C. -L. SCHENGRUND published "Biological Roles of Sialic Acids" (Plenum Press). In this book emphasis is given to various modern methods used in the isolation and analysis of sialic acids. New approaches to the synthesis of free and bound sialic acids are described and the vast field of occurrence and metabolism of these substances is reviewed. Sialidoses are dealt with in one of the chapters, because sialidases have been recognized as factors of pathophysiological im portance. As knowledge is increasing about the involvement of sialic acids in many aspects of cell biology, another chapter is devoted to these phenomena. With this book I intend to demonstrate modern trends in sialic acid chemistry and biochemistry, and I hope that it will be of practical use and find its place in laboratories rather than in libraries. This publication offers an opportunity to thank all colleagues in many countries, including my coworkers at the universities of Bochum and Kiel, for their cooperation, stimulating discussions and, very important, useful criticism. The continuous cooperation with J. F. G. VLIEGENTHART and his coworkers, Utrecht, has been rewarding in many respects.

Biology of the Sialic Acids

Biology of the Sialic Acids
Author: A. Rosenberg
Publsiher: Springer Science & Business Media
Total Pages: 378
Release: 1995-07-31
ISBN 10: 9780306449741
ISBN 13: 0306449749
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Biology of the Sialic Acids Book Review:

Abraham Rosenberg assembles the groundbreaking work of preeminent international scientists to provide the most current, state-of-the-art presentation of research in siabiology. This concise volume examines the historical development of the field and reviews current knowledge on the genetic, immunologic, oncologic, neurodevelopmental, pathogenic, and cell regulatory properties of sialic acid. Outstanding features of this work include exhaustive reference material and detailed information tables.

Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition

Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition
Author: Young W. Park,George F. W. Haenlein
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 728
Release: 2013-04-09
ISBN 10: 1118534204
ISBN 13: 9781118534205
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Milk and Dairy Products in Human Nutrition Book Review:

Milk is nature’s most complete food, and dairy productsare considered to be the most nutritious foods of all. Thetraditional view of the role of milk has been greatly expanded inrecent years beyond the horizon of nutritional subsistence ofinfants: it is now recognized to be more than a source of nutrientsfor the healthy growth of children and nourishment of adulthumans. Alongside its major proteins (casein and whey), milk containsbiologically active compounds, which have important physiologicaland biochemical functions and significant impacts upon humanmetabolism, nutrition and health. Many of these compounds have beenproven to have beneficial effects on human nutrition andhealth. This comprehensive reference is the first to address such a widerange of topics related to milk production and human health,including: mammary secretion, production, sanitation, qualitystandards and chemistry, as well as nutrition, milk allergies,lactose intolerance, and the bioactive and therapeutic compoundsfound in milk. In addition to cow’s milk, the book alsocovers the milk of non-bovine dairy species which is of economicimportance around the world. The Editors have assembled a team of internationally renownedexperts to contribute to this exhaustive volume which will beessential reading for dairy scientists, nutritionists, foodscientists, allergy specialists and health professionals.

The Adhesion Molecule FactsBook

The Adhesion Molecule FactsBook
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 336
Release: 2000-08-24
ISBN 10: 9780080525976
ISBN 13: 0080525970
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Adhesion Molecule FactsBook Book Review:

This updated and expanded Second Edition of The Adhesion Molecule FactsBook has nearly double the number of entries of the First Edition, and provides a compendium of the major cell surface adhesion molecules. The introductory chapters detail the organization of the data in the entries section, provide a background to the main adhesion molecule families, and inform the reader how to access information on adhesion molecules on the Internet. The entries have been designed to allow the reader to quickly establish the main structure and functional features of each molecule and where to find information. alternative nomenclature tissue distribution and regulation of expression ligands gene organization and chromosomal location protein structure and molecular weights amino acid sequence of the most commonly studied organisms PIR, SWISSPROT, and EMBL/GenBank accession numbers biological function key references

Bioactive Components in Milk and Dairy Products

Bioactive Components in Milk and Dairy Products
Author: Young W. Park
Publsiher: John Wiley & Sons
Total Pages: 440
Release: 2009-06-29
ISBN 10: 0813819822
ISBN 13: 9780813819822
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Bioactive Components in Milk and Dairy Products Book Review:

Although bioactive compounds in milk and dairy products have been extensively studied during the last few decades – especially in human and bovine milks and some dairy products – very few publications on this topic are available, especially in other dairy species’ milk and their processed dairy products. Also, little is available in the areas of bioactive and nutraceutical compounds in bovine and human milks, while books on other mammalian species are non-existent. Bioactive Components in Milk and Dairy Products extensively covers the bioactive components in milk and dairy products of many dairy species, including cows, goats, buffalo, sheep, horse, camel, and other minor species. Park has assembled a group of internationally reputed scientists in the forefront of functional milk and dairy products, food science and technology as contributors to this unique book. Coverage for each of the various dairy species includes: bioactive proteins and peptides; bioactive lipid components; oligosaccharides; growth factors; and other minor bioactive compounds, such as minerals, vitamins, hormones and nucleotides, etc. Bioactive components are discussed for manufactured dairy products, such as caseins, caseinates, and cheeses; yogurt products; koumiss and kefir; and whey products. Aimed at food scientists, food technologists, dairy manufacturers, nutritionists, nutraceutical and functional foods specialists, allergy specialists, biotechnologists, medical and health professionals, and upper level students and faculty in dairy and food sciences and nutrition, Bioactive Components in Milk and Dairy Products is an important resource for those who are seeking nutritional, health, and therapeutic values or product technology information on milk and dairy products from the dairy cow and speciesbeyond. Areas featured are: Unique coverage of bioactive compounds in milks of the dairy cow and minor species, including goat, sheep, buffalo, camel, and mare Identifies bioactive components and their analytical isolation methods in manufactured dairy products, such as caseins, caseinates, and cheeses; yogurt products; koumiss and kefir; and whey products Essential for professionals as well as biotechnology researchers specializing in functional foods, nutraceuticals, probiotics, and prebiotics Contributed chapters from a team of world-renowned expert scientists

Glycoproteins II

Glycoproteins II
Author: J. Montreuil,J.F.G. Vliegenthart,H. Schachter
Publsiher: Elsevier Science
Total Pages: 651
Release: 1997-12-22
ISBN 10: 9780444823939
ISBN 13: 044482393X
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Glycoproteins II Book Review:

Part II of this excellent work covers proteoglycans and mucins and deals with many more examples of glycoprotein function. It also covers glycoproteins from four more species (slime mold, snails, fish, batracians). The content of the volume is very comprehensive in that most contributors are focussed on discussing, in depth, the wealth of most recent advances in their field, referring to previous reviews of older work for background information. This method effectively produces a very wide subject coverage in a smaller number of chapters/volumes. The volume is an important information source for all glycobiologist researchers (senior investigators, post-doctoral fellows and graduate students), and as a good, comprehensive, reference text for scientists working in the life sciences.

Fc Mediated Activity of Antibodies

Fc Mediated Activity of Antibodies
Author: Jeffrey V. Ravetch,Falk Nimmerjahn
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2019-09-03
ISBN 10: 3030310531
ISBN 13: 9783030310530
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Fc Mediated Activity of Antibodies Book Review:

This volume explores several aspects of how antibodies mediate their activity in vivo, ranging from cancer immunotherapy to autoimmunity, infection, and vaccination. Divided into seven chapters, it provides in-depth insights into how antibodies and especially the antibody fragment crystallizable (Fc) domain modulate immune responses and antibody activity. The book begins by discussing evolutionary aspects of how the family of Fc receptors that are the key molecules for antibody activity evolved. In turn, it addresses the molecular and cellular pathways underlying IgG activity in cancer immunotherapy, and focuses on how IgG glycosylation regulates IgG and IgE activity in autoimmunity, allergy and infection. In closing, it presents strategies for developing novel antibody-based vaccination approaches. The book is intended for a very broad readership, including graduate students, postdocs and principal investigators with a basic grasp of immunology.

Chagas Disease

Chagas Disease
Author: Veeranoot Nissapatorn,Helieh S. Oz
Publsiher: BoD – Books on Demand
Total Pages: 238
Release: 2018-09-12
ISBN 10: 1789236584
ISBN 13: 9781789236583
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Chagas Disease Book Review:

This book contains 11 chapters of significant and updated materials on what we know and what we lack and need in better understanding of Trypanosoma cruzi - a parasite that never dies - and the consequences of Chagas disease as one of the most important neglected parasitic diseases threatening the global health and wellbeing. This book is intended to increase the readers' enthusiasm to explore the four sections of the contents: Section 1 begins with biochemistry, pathophysiology, histo-immunological study, and findings to assist in the diagnosis; Section 2 further investigates the role of vector in propagation of the parasite, the intensity on epidemiology, and the severity on clinical aspects, which help us to be well perceived on the course of disease; Section 3 is seeking beyond modern medicine and what lays in the nature that helps fight against this parasite; and the last section, Section 4, deals with the impacts of public health problem and the control strategies on Chagas disease.

Green Synthesis Characterization and Applications of Nanoparticles

Green Synthesis  Characterization and Applications of Nanoparticles
Author: Ashutosh Kumar Shukla,Siavash Iravani
Publsiher: Elsevier
Total Pages: 548
Release: 2018-11-26
ISBN 10: 0081025807
ISBN 13: 9780081025802
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Green Synthesis Characterization and Applications of Nanoparticles Book Review:

Green Synthesis, Characterization and Applications of Nanoparticles shows how eco-friendly nanoparticles are engineered and used. In particular, metal nanoparticles, metal oxide nanoparticles and other categories of nanoparticles are discussed. The book outlines a range of methodologies and explores the appropriate use of each. Characterization methods include spectroscopic, microscopic and diffraction methods, but magnetic resonance methods are also included as they can be used to understand the mechanism of nanoparticle synthesis using organisms. Applications covered include targeted drug delivery, water purification and hydrogen generation. This is an important research resource for those wishing to learn more about how eco-efficient nanoparticles can best be used. Theoretical details and mathematical derivations are kept to a necessary minimum to suit the need of interdisciplinary audiences and those who may be relatively new to the field. Explores recent trends in growth, characterization, properties and applications of nanoparticles Gives readers an understanding on how they are applied through the use of case studies and examples Assesses the advantages and disadvantages of a variety of synthesis and characterization techniques for green nanoparticles in different situations

Heterologous Protein Production in CHO Cells

Heterologous Protein Production in CHO Cells
Author: Paula Meleady
Publsiher: Humana Press
Total Pages: 252
Release: 2017-05-11
ISBN 10: 9781493969715
ISBN 13: 1493969714
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Heterologous Protein Production in CHO Cells Book Review:

This volume discusses protocols that cover genetic manipulation of Chinese hamster ovary (CHO) cells for recombinant protein production, and protocols for the characterization of CHO cells using ‘omic approaches. This book also explores methods that discuss the genome editing tool, CRISPR/Cas9, and the characterization of recombinant protein products, such as glycosylation and host cell protein analysis. Written in the highly successful Methods in Molecular Biology series format, chapters include introductions to their respective topics, lists of the necessary materials and reagents, step-by-step, readily reproducible laboratory protocols, and tips on troubleshooting and avoiding known pitfalls. Comprehensive and cutting-edge, Heterologous Protein Production in CHO Cells: Methods and Protocols is a valuable resource for scientists and researchers who are interested in further studying cell production in CHO cells.

Cumulated Index Medicus

Cumulated Index Medicus
Author: Anonim
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 329
Release: 1980
ISBN 10:
ISBN 13: UIUC:30112065974641
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Cumulated Index Medicus Book Review:

SialoGlyco Chemistry and Biology II

SialoGlyco Chemistry and Biology II
Author: Rita Gerardy-Schahn,Philippe Delannoy,Mark von Itzstein
Publsiher: Springer
Total Pages: 254
Release: 2015-07-28
ISBN 10: 3319213172
ISBN 13: 9783319213170
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

SialoGlyco Chemistry and Biology II Book Review:

The series Topics in Current Chemistry presents critical reviews of the present and future trends in modern chemical research. The scope of coverage is all areas of chemical science including the interfaces with related disciplines such as biology, medicine and materials science. The goal of each thematic volume is to give the non-specialist reader, whether in academia or industry, a comprehensive insight into an area where new research is emerging which is of interest to a larger scientific audience. Each review within the volume critically surveys one aspect of that topic and places it within the context of the volume as a whole. The most significant developments of the last 5 to 10 years are presented using selected examples to illustrate the principles discussed. The coverage is not intended to be an exhaustive summary of the field or include large quantities of data, but should rather be conceptual, concentrating on the methodological thinking that will allow the non-specialist reader to understand the information presented. Contributions also offer an outlook on potential future developments in the field. Review articles for the individual volumes are invited by the volume editors. Readership: research chemists at universities or in industry, graduate students.

Novel Pharmacological Inhibitors for Bacterial Protein Toxins

Novel Pharmacological Inhibitors for Bacterial Protein Toxins
Author: Holger Barth
Publsiher: MDPI
Total Pages: 124
Release: 2018-07-09
ISBN 10: 3038424307
ISBN 13: 9783038424307
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Novel Pharmacological Inhibitors for Bacterial Protein Toxins Book Review:

This book is a printed edition of the Special Issue "Novel Pharmacological Inhibitors for Bacterial Protein Toxins" that was published in Toxins

Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics Fourth Edition

Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics  Fourth Edition
Author: Paola S. Timiras
Publsiher: CRC Press
Total Pages: 536
Release: 2007-08-16
ISBN 10: 9781420007091
ISBN 13: 1420007092
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Physiological Basis of Aging and Geriatrics Fourth Edition Book Review:

Extensively revised and updated to reflect the current state of knowledge in the study of aging, this Fourth Edition offers a complete profile of the aging process at all levels, from molecules and cells to demography and evolution. Written by international experts in current basic and clinical aging research, this text includes aspects of individual, comparative, and differential aging, and discussions of theories and mechanisms of aging. This invaluable reference illustrates how bodily systems, organs, and functions are affected with aging, describes how genetic and environmental factors influence age-related changes, and addresses some of the clinical consequences of these changes for health and longevity. Well illustrated, with numerous tables and graphs, this book presents up-to-date information from internationally renowned experts in various bio-medical fields. New updated information includes: emphasis on emerging technologies and recent advances in biology and bioengineering that allow greater and longer independence of the elderly recent therapeutic developments in key diseases such as Alzheimer's, osteopenia, osteoporosis, high cholesterol, diabetes, gastritis, sexual impotence, and using transgenic animals as models of aging evaluation of the latest knowledge on the roles of oxidants and antioxidants, and correlates them with other aging-based theories expanded discussion of nutrition and physical exercise chapters on gene and stem cell interventions related to the aging process updated tables to reflect current trends, new research data, and up-to-date statistical information

Lectin in Host Defense Against Microbial Infections

Lectin in Host Defense Against Microbial Infections
Author: Shie-Liang Hsieh
Publsiher: Springer Nature
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2020
ISBN 10: 9811515808
ISBN 13: 9789811515804
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Lectin in Host Defense Against Microbial Infections Book Review:

This book systemically presents the latest research on lectins, covering all the major topics in the field, including the heterocomplex of lectins and Toll-like receptors, protective versus pathogenic functions in connection with microbial infections, and novel strategies for enhancing host immunity against infectious diseases caused by viruses, bacteria, and fungi. Lectins are a large group of glycan-binding proteins that recognize diverse glycan and non-glycan structures expressed on prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, and are vital to cell-cell interactions, the attachment of microbes to host cells, and the recognition and activation of immune responses to exogenous and endogenous danger signals. The composition and structure of microbes are complex and include numerous 'pathogen-associated molecular patterns or 'damage-associated molecular patterns. As such, microbes interactions with immune cells activate multiple innate immunity receptors and produce distinct inflammatory reactions, which can be protective to contain microbial invasion, or pathogenic to cause tissue damage and shock syndrome in the host. The book shares lessons learned from state-of-the art research in this field, highlights the latest discoveries, and provides insightful discussions on lectin-mediated inflammatory reactions, while also outlining future research directions.