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Published: 24 June 2011

320 Pages | 160 lines illus.

9.7 x 7.4 inches

ISBN: 9780199569113

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Introduction to Glycobiology

Third Edition

Maureen E. Taylor and Kurt Drickamer

  • The only text to make this important area of biochemistry accessible to an undergraduate audience
  • Illustrates the biological importance of sugars with diverse examples, to stimulate and engage students throughout the biosciences
  • Thought-provoking questions linked to the latest research encourage the student to explore the subject for themselves, and gain an appreciation of how current research continues to push forward our understanding of the subject
  • The glycobiology of disease and the importance of sugars in the development of new therapeutic strategies is highlighted throughout
  • Online Resource Centre features additional resources for students and lecturers to enhance the educational value of the text

New to this Edition:

  • Updated content to reflect the current state of the field: new chapter on cell biology of glycosylation, expanded coverage of congenital disorders, proteoglycans, influenza virus, muscular dystrophy, and cancer
  • Marginal cross-references between the chemical first part and biological and biomedical second part of the book further emphasise the relevance of structure to function
  • New and updated special topic boxes represent the current research and applications of glycobiology to disease and therapeutics
  • Broadened treatment of analytical methods, including glycoarrays, provides an overview of the cutting edge techniques used to increase our understanding
  • New Journal Clubs feature discussion questions based on research papers and linked to topics featured in the book, to guide the process of assimilating knowledge from the research literature

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