Hardbound. This volume, containing 20 chapters, focuses on the biosynthesis of the different classes of carbohydrates and their derivatives. The first part of this volume concentrates on the three classes of glycan-bearing molecules that mediate bio-recognition events, namely, glycoproteins, glycolipids, and glycosaminoglycans. Thus, the first four chapters highlight the key role played by glycosidases and glycosyl transferases in the processing of glycan chains in glycoproteins and on inhibitors of the glycosidases. The next two chapters feature the biosynthesis of glycosphingolipids, sphingolipid transport and degradation, and the regulation of glycolipid biosynthesis in developing tissues and tumor cells. Chapter 7 is devoted to the biosynthesis of proteoglycans with particular emphasis on the glycosaminoglycans. In the second part, the volume treats the molecules of importance in protozoans and bacteria. Thus, chapter 8 describes the biosynthesis o
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Book Description Pergamon Pr, 1999. Hardcover. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0080431550