Animal Lectins: A Functional View by Gerardo R. Vasta PhD, Hafiz Ahmed PhD

By Gerardo R. Vasta PhD, Hafiz Ahmed PhD

Introduces Groundbreaking methods for Assessing Lectin Function

Lectins and their ligands are less than rather a heavy microscope because of their strength purposes to pharmacology, immunology, melanoma remedy, and agriculture. With growing to be curiosity within the glycobiology box, the physique of study on the topic of lectin roles has grown at an explosive price, quite long ago two decades. Animal Lectins: A useful View provides the main up to date research of those carbohydrate-binding, and in all likelihood lifesaving, proteins in a single finished quantity.

This standard-setting source offers new insights into the organic roles of so much animal lectins, together with their functionality in an infection prevention via innate immunity. It additionally discusses such lectin behaviors as:

  • Glycoprotein folding
  • Sorting and targeting
  • Cell adhesion
  • Embryogenesis
  • Cell-cell interactions and signaling

Describes the Structural foundation of Protein-Carbohydrate Interactions

Under the editorial suggestions of 2 best protein chemistry specialists and with contributions from well-recognized box specialists, this e-book logically and systematically discusses either intracellular and extracellular lectin features. it's an important springboard for destiny box study and a transparent and concise wisdom base that glycobiology, biochemistry, and immunology researchers can't have the funds for to be without.

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R. 2006 Characterization of a binary tandem domain F-type lectin from striped bass (Morone saxatilis). J. Biol. Chem. Jan 20; 281(3), 1698–1713. indd 12 9/1/2008 6:20:07 PM 2 Structural Aspects of Lectin–Ligand Interactions Mario A. Bianchet, Hafiz Ahmed, Gerardo R. Vasta, and L. 1 Introduction ............................................................................................................................. 2 C-Type Lectins ........................................................................................................................

W. 2004 Structural and functional diversity of lectin repertoires in invertebrates, protochordates and ectothermic vertebrates. Curr. Opin. Struct. Biol. 14, 617–630. 27. W. R. 2006 Characterization of a binary tandem domain F-type lectin from striped bass (Morone saxatilis). J. Biol. Chem. Jan 20; 281(3), 1698–1713. indd 12 9/1/2008 6:20:07 PM 2 Structural Aspects of Lectin–Ligand Interactions Mario A. Bianchet, Hafiz Ahmed, Gerardo R. Vasta, and L. 1 Introduction .............................................................................................................................

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