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The Molecular Immunology of Complex Carbohydrates-3

  • Albert M. Wu
Conference proceedings

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 705)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxv
  2. Introduction to Glyco-Experiences

  3. Blood Group ABH/Le-Related Antigens

  4. Lectins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 97-97
    2. Albert M. Wu, Jia-Haw Liu, Tanuja Singh, Zhangung Yang
      Pages 99-116
    3. Albert M. Wu, Tanuja Singh, Jia-Hau Liu, Sabine André, Martin Lensch, Hans-Christian Siebert et al.
      Pages 117-141
    4. Pierre Rougé, Willy J. Peumans, Els J. M. Van Damme, Annick Barre, Tanuja Singh, June H. Wu et al.
      Pages 143-154
    5. Nechama Gilboa-Garber, Keren D. Zinger-Yosovich, Dvora Sudakevitz, Batya Lerrer, Anne Imberty, Michaela Wimmerova et al.
      Pages 155-211
    6. Nachman C. Garber, Keren D. Zinger-Yosovich, Dvora Sudakevitz, Itschak Axelrad, Nechama Gilboa-Garber
      Pages 229-256
    7. Jared Q. Gerlach, Michelle Kilcoyne, Seron Eaton, Veer Bhavanandan, Lokesh Joshi
      Pages 257-269
    8. Els J. M. Van Dammes, Elke Fouquaert, Nausicaä Lannoo, Gianni Vandenborre, Dieter Schouppe, Willy J. Peumans
      Pages 271-294
  5. Structures and Functions of Glycolipids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 295-295
    2. Sandro Sonnino, Vanna Chigorno, Massimo Aureli, Anie Priscilla Masilamani, Manuela Valsecchi, Nicoletta Loberto et al.
      Pages 297-316
    3. Kankana Mukherjee, Suchandra Chowdhury, Susmita Mondal, Chandan Mandal, Sarmila Chandra, Chitra Mandal
      Pages 317-334

About these proceedings


Based on the proceedings of the third international symposium on “Molecular Immunology of Complex Carbohydrates,” this text is the latest in a series dedicated to glycotopes, structures and functions of complex carbohydrates, recognition factors of lectins, biomolecular interactions and other glycosciences.

Section I of the book pays tribute to three pioneers in the field—Walter T.J. Morgan, Elvin A. Kabat and especially Winifred M. Watkins; it presents advanced concepts concerning the structure and functions of Blood group ABH/Le-related antigens, offering a comprehensive review on human blood group ABH/Ii, Lea,b,x,y and siayl Lea,x glycotopes of human ovarian cyst glycoproteins. Section II covers the interactions of plant, bacterial and animal lectins with carbohydrates and proteins. Section III describes the structures and functions of gangliosides and microbial glycolipids. Section IV covers the physiological roles of other clycocunjugates in humans, animals, sponges and bacteria as well as aging-related alterations of glycosylation profile in humans. Section V discusses the role of carbohydrates as antigens and regulators of the immune response. Section VI addresses some aspects of the glycobiology of cancer. And section VII details new methodologies in glycol-synthesis and lectin-carbohydrate binding assays and strategies for treatment as crucial applications.



Editors and affiliations

  • Albert M. Wu
    • 1
  1. 1.College of Medicine, Institute of Molecular&Cellular BiologyChang-Gung UniversityTao-YuanTaiwan R.O.C.

About the editors

Dr. Wu has been studying on lectin–glycan interactions for more than 35 years, especially the recognition factors of lectins. He is the senior editor of the Molecular Immunology of Complex Carbohydrates 1 and 2 (Adv. Exp. Med. Biol. 228 and 491). Lectin recognition index is his ongoing project.

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