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. Front Matter
    Pages i-xii
  2. Plenary Lectures

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Maurice M. Rapport, Yung-yu Huang
      Pages 15-25
    3. Paul Mandel, Henri Dreyfus, Yoshiki Matsui, Gerard Rebel
      Pages 27-36
  3. Structure Analysis and Physical Properties

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 37-37
    2. Robert K. Yu
      Pages 39-53
    3. Heinz Egge, Jasna Peter-Katalinic, Peter Hanfland
      Pages 55-63
    4. Roland Schauer, Cornelia Schröder, Ashok K. Shukla
      Pages 75-86
    5. Robert K. Yu, Theodore A. W. Koerner Jr., Peter C. Demou, J. Neel Scarsdale, James H. Prestegard
      Pages 87-102
    6. Michiko Sekine, Toshio Ariga, Tadashi Miyatake
      Pages 103-110
    7. Shinsei Gasa, Akira Makita, Ken Yanagisawa, Mitsuru Nakamura
      Pages 111-117
  4. Distribution and Transport

  5. Metabolism

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 195-195
    2. G. Tettamanti
      Pages 197-211
    3. Harun K. M. Yusuf, Gottfried Pohlentz, Günter Schwarzmann, Konrad Sandhoff
      Pages 227-239
    4. Subhash Basu, Manju Basu, John W. Kyle, Hung-Che Chon
      Pages 249-261
    5. Akemi Suzuki, Yasuhiro Hashimoto, Mikiko Abe, Yoshihiro Kiuchi, Tamio Yamakawa
      Pages 263-272
    6. G. Tettamanti, R. Ghidoni, S. Sonnino, V. Chigorno, B. Venerando, A. Giuliani et al.
      Pages 273-284
  6. Mutants and Development

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 285-285
    2. Edward L. Hogan, Jaw-Long Chien, Somsankar Dasgupta
      Pages 287-296
    3. Marie-Luce Harpin, Jacques Portoukalian, Bernard Zalc, Nicole Baumann
      Pages 297-306
    4. R. Ghidoni, S. Sonnino, V. Chigorno, A. Malesci, G. Tettamanti
      Pages 307-318
  7. Receptors and Function

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 331-331
    2. Paolo Lacetti, Donatella Tombaccini, Salvatore Aloj, Evelyn F. Grollman, Leonard D. Kohn
      Pages 355-367
    3. Mary Ann K. Markwell, Pam Fredman, Lars Svennerholm
      Pages 369-379
    4. Eric G. Bremer, Sen-itiroh Hakomori
      Pages 381-394
    5. Hinrich Rahmann, Reinhard Hilbig, Wolfgang Probst, Martin Muhleisen
      Pages 395-404
  8. Gangliosides and Neurological Diseases

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 405-405
    2. Kunihiko Suzuki
      Pages 407-418
    3. Yoshikatsu Eto, Lucila Autilio-Gambetti, John T. McGrath
      Pages 431-440
    4. Ben-Ami Sela, Halina Offner, Gregory Konat, Varda Lev-Ram, Oded Cohen, Irun R. Cohen
      Pages 441-453
    5. T. Endo, D. D. Scott, S. S. Stewart, S. K. Kundu, D. M. Marcus
      Pages 455-461
  9. Neuritogenesis and Regeneration

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 463-463
    2. G. Toffano, G. Savoini, C. Aldinio, G. Valenti, R. Dal Toso, A. Leon et al.
      Pages 475-488

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

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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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