Ganglioside Structure, Function, and Biomedical Potential

  • Robert W. Ledeen
  • Robert K. Yu
  • Maurice M. Rapport
  • Kunihiko Suzuki

Part of the Advances in Experimental Medicine and Biology book series (AEMB, volume 174)

Table of contents

  1. Neuritogenesis and Regeneration

    1. Fred J. Roisen, David A. Spero, Susan J. Held, Glee Yorke, Harry Bartfeld
      Pages 499-511
    2. Henri Dreyfus, Blandine Ferret, Suzanne Harth, Alfredo Gorio, Louis Freysz, Raphael Massarelli
      Pages 513-524
    3. W. Dimpfel, U. Otten
      Pages 525-534
  2. Biomedical Potential of Gangliosides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 547-547
    2. Alfredo Gorio, Ferrante Aporti, Franco Di Gregorio, Antonella Schiavinato, Renata Siliprandi, Maurizio Vitadello
      Pages 549-564
    3. Mark Hallett, Hugh Harrington, H. Richard Tyler, Thomas Flood, Norma Slater
      Pages 575-579
    4. Allan Naarden, Jaime Davidson, Leslie Harris, Jeanne Moore, Stephen DeFelice
      Pages 581-592
    5. Domenico Fedele, Gaetano Crepaldi, Leontino Battistin
      Pages 601-606
    6. Stephen L. DeFelice, Max Ellenberg
      Pages 625-628
  3. Back Matter
    Pages 629-649

About this book


This volume contains the proceedings of the symposium on "Ganglioside Structure, Function and Biomedical Potential" which was held at Parksville, Vancouver Island, B. C. , Canada on July 6-10, 1983. The symposium was organized ao a satellite to the ninth meeting of the International Society for Neurochemistry, held immediately afterward in Vancouver City, B. C. Close to 50 speakers from 9 countries presented papers on a wide range of topics on the ganglioside theme. These encompassed the many aspects of basic research that have evolved over the past half-century, as well as some newer topics relating to the biomedical potential of gangliosides as therapeutic agents. One of the purposes of the meeting was to encourage dialogue between investigators in these seemingly diverse areas in the hope that each would come away with fresh perspective toward his own work. Judging from the many spirited, informed discussions that took place throughout the four­ day meeting, this goal was achieved. The charm and beauty of Vancouver Island undoubtedly contributed to the congenial atmosphere which quickly developed among the 120 or so participants. Drawn from 13 countries of Europe (East and West), America (North and South), Asia and the Middle East, this gathering reflected the broad geographical scale on which ganglioside research is now conducted. That this field is still in its "logarithmic" stage of growth is indicated by the increasing number of citations appearing each year in the various abstracts (e. g. fig. next page).


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Editors and affiliations

  • Robert W. Ledeen
    • 1
  • Robert K. Yu
    • 2
  • Maurice M. Rapport
    • 3
  • Kunihiko Suzuki
    • 1
  1. 1.Albert Einstein College of MedicineBronxUSA
  2. 2.Yale University School of MedicineNew HavenUSA
  3. 3.New York State Psychiatric InstituteNew YorkUSA

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag US 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Boston, MA
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-1-4684-1202-4
  • Online ISBN 978-1-4684-1200-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0065-2598
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