Lectins : Biomedical Perspectives

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Lectins form a ubiquitous and important class of natural carbohydrate-binding information proteins. Although the main scientific interest was originally focussed on toxic lectins such as ricin, recent emphasis has shifted to exploring their involvement in cell-to-cell communication and recognition in microorganisms, plants and animals. As knowledge of the basic properties and biological activities of lectins has increased, exciting opportunities have arisen for the exploitation of some of the advantageous aspects of fundamental lectinology. "Lectins: Biomedical Perspectives" records the major achievements of an initiative, funded by the European Community, to coordinate lectin research throughout Europe.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 216 pages
  • 156 x 234mm | 453g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0748401776
  • 9780748401772

Table of contents

1. Lectins and Pathology : An Overview 2. Carrier-immobilized Carbohydrate Ligands: Design of the Lectin-detecting Tools and their Applications with Focus on Histopatholgy 3. Lectins, Microglia and Alzheimer's Disease 4. The Role of Galectin-3 in Inflammation 5. The Role of Galectin-3 in Tumor Metastasis 6. Laminin-binding Lectins during Cancer Invasion and Metastasis 7. Lectins as Diagnostic Tools and Endogenous Targets in AIDS and Prion Diseases 8. Protein-carbohydrate Interactions in the Attachement of Enterotoxigenic Escherichia Coli to the Intestinal Mucosa 9. Lectin-carbohydrate Interactions in Bacterial Pathogenesis 10. Lectin-Mediated Interaction of Parasites with Host Cellsshow more

About A. Pusztai

Pusztai; Arpad ,Bardocz; Susan Rowett Research Institute, England, UK,show more