Animal Lectins: A Functional View
Publisher: CRC | ISBN: 0849372690 | edition 2008 | PDF | 592 pages | 10,52 mb
Lectins are currently of interest in the research community because of their wide variety of properties and potential applications in pharmacology, immunology, and cancer therapy. Identifying lectins and their ligands is the particular focus of intense study. Featuring contributions from recognized experts, Animal Lectins: A Functional View presents up-to-date knowledge of the biological roles of animal lectins, including glycoprotein folding, sorting, and targeting; cell adhesion; embryogenesis; cell-cell interactions and signaling; as well as recognition and effector functions in innate immunity. This book also explores the structural basis of protein-carbohydrate interactions.