Animal Lectins: Form, Function and Clinical Applications

  • G. S.¬†Gupta

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-liv
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. G. S. Gupta
      Pages 3-25
  3. Intracellular Lectins

  4. L-Type Lectins

  5. Animal Galectins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 189-189
    2. Anita Gupta, G. S. Gupta
      Pages 191-211
    3. Anita Gupta
      Pages 213-243
    4. Anita Gupta
      Pages 245-263
  6. I-Type Lectins

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 311-311
    2. Rajesh K. Gupta, G. S. Gupta
      Pages 313-330

About this book


Animal Lectins: Form, Function and Clinical Applications presents up-to-date knowledge of animal lectins. Detailed descriptions on biological activities, tissue and/or subcellular distribution, molecular structure, gene organization, possible functions, clinical applications, lectin-ligand interactions and their intervention for therapeutic purposes are provided. The recently discovered C-type lectins as well as further novel super-families of this group of molecules are described in detail. Furthermore, the clinical significance of animal lectins in inflammatory diseases, defects of immune defense and autoimmunity are described and their application as drugs and therapeutic targets is discussed. With the increasing interest in lectins in biomedical research and their therapeutic applications, this book on animal lectins and associated proteins is a must have for researchers in the area.


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Authors and affiliations

  • G. S.¬†Gupta
    • 1
  1. 1., Department of BiophysicsPanjab UniversityChandigarhIndia

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Wien 2012
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-1064-5
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-1065-2
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