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Handbook of Carbohydrate Engineering

Handbook / Manual
Presents a broad overview of the principles, processes, and applications of carbohydrate engineering
Incorporates results from biologists, chemists, and chemical engineers in research and development as well as applied areas
Offers foundation-to-application format that is accessible to all levels of scientists and researchers
Provides practical information on current and future research methodologies for characterization and synthesis
Includes cutting edge topics such as antibody engineering, crop nutrient modification, and computer modeling and systems biology analysis of carbohydrates

By: Kevin J Yarema (Editor)

944 pages, 19 b/w photos, 265 b/w illustrations, 81 tables

CRC Press

Photocopy | May 2005 | #210523 | ISBN: 1574444727
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The Handbook of Carbohydrate Engineering provides an overview of the basic science, theory, methods, and applications of this broad, interdisciplinary field. The text provides background information along with practical knowledge for current and future research methodologies used in the characterization and synthesis of various carbohydrates. This multidisciplinary perspective involves aspects of basic biology, synthetic chemistry, enzymology, complex instrumentation, and sophisticated modeling. Handbook of Carbohydrate Engineering presents the fundamentals of carbohydrate engineering, addressing concepts in structure, biosynthesis, and biological functions for a variety of carbohydrates with a particular emphasis on mammalian glycoproteins and their N-linked oligosaccharides, glycolipids, sialic acid, as well as polysaccharides from both eukaryotes and bacteria. It describes glycosylation processes found in nature and surveys methods to manipulate these metabolic systems in living cells both for the improved production of carbohydrates and to give these molecules novel properties.

Subsequent sections discuss the various methods of purification, synthesis, modification, and analysis used to create and manipulate carbohydrates in the laboratory; these approaches include chemical-enzymatic synthesis, small-molecule cell-based strategies, as well as complete chemical synthesis. The Handbook of Carbohydrate Engineering also focuses on practical applications for carbohydrates. It emphasizes methods to characterize glycosylation pathways and expounds upon the role of carbohydrates in health and disease, a significant – and rapidly growing – area of research. World-renowned experts discuss biomedical applications, including the development of vaccines, therapeutics, glycomimetics, antibody engineering, drug delivery, tissue engineering and organ regeneration, and diagnostic agents. Several chapters also cover important applications in agriculture, industry, food technology, and environmental remediation.


- Mammalian Glycosylation: An Overview of Carbohydrate Biosynthesis; H. Chen, Z. Wang, Z. Sun, E.J. Kim, and K.J. Yarema
- Patterning of Lectins of Vero and MDCK Cells and Influenza Viruses: The Search for Additional Virus/Cell Interactions; E. M. Rapoport, L.V. Mochalova, H.-J. Gabius, J. Romanova, and N.V. Bovin
- O-Acetyl Sialic Acids in Parasitic Diseases; A.K. Chava, M. Chatterjee, and C. Mandal
- Congenital Disorders of Glycosylation; J. Ko_cielak
- Role of Milk Carbohydrates in Preventing Bacterial Adhesion; P. Hueso, S. Martín-Sosa, and M.-J. Martín
- Structural Characterization of Glycosaminoglycans; K. Pojasek, R. Raman, and R. Sasisekharan
- Carrageenans: Structural and Conformational Studies; C.A. Stortz
- Computational Modeling in Glycosylation; M.P. Murrell, K.J. Yarema, and A. Levchenko
- Biosynthetic Pathways for Differential Expression of Functional Chondroitin Sulfate and Heparan Sulfate; S. Mizumoto, T. Uyama, T. Mikami, H. Kitagawa, and K. Sugahara
- Large-Scale Production of Oligosaccharides Using Engineered Bacteria; S. Koizumi
- Fructan Biosynthesis in Genetically-Modified Plants; A.J. Cairns and S.J. Perret
- Chinese Hamster Ovary (CHO) Glycosylation Mutants for Glycan Engineering; P. Stanley and S.K. Patnaik
- Biochemical Engineering of Sialic Acids; S. Hinderlich, C. Oetke, and M. Pawlita
- Glycosylation in Native and Engineered Insect Cells; K. Viswanathan and M.J. Betenbaugh
- N-Glycan Engineering in Yeasts and Fungi: Progress Toward Human-Like Glycosylation; N. Callewaert, W. Vervecken, S. Geysens and R. Contreras
- Bacterial Capsules: A Route for Polysaccharide Engineering; C.M. Taylor and I.S. Roberts
- Chemo-Biological Approach to Modification of the Bacterial Cell Wall; R. Sadamoto and S.-I. Nishimura
- Engineering Bacterial Biopolymers for the Biosorption of Heavy Metals; H. Bach and D.L. Gutnick
- Treatment of Wastewaters with the Biopolymer Chitosan; H.K. No, W. Prinyawiwatkul, and S.P. Meyers
- The Role of Glycosylation in Engineered Antibodies; S.L. Morrison
- Recent Developments in the Synthesis of Oligosaccharides by Hyperthermophilic Glycosidases; M. Moracci, B. Cobucci-Ponzano, G. Perugino, A. Giordano, A. Trincone, and M. Rossi
- Modification of Plant Cell Wall Polysaccharides Using Enzymes from Aspergillus; R.P. de Vries, M.C. McCann, and J. Visser
- ß-Glucosidases from Filamentous Fungi: Properties, Structure, and Applications; J. Eyzaguirre, M. Hidalgo, and A. Leschot
- Sialic Acids and Sialylmimetics: Useful Chemical Probes of Sialic Acid-Recognizing Proteins; J.C. Wilson, M.J. Kiefel, and M. von Itzstein
- Engineering Carbohydrate Scaffolds into the Side Chains of Amino Acids and Use in Combinatorial Synthesis; F. Schweizer
- Effects of Short- and Long-Chain Fructans on Large Intestinal Physiology and Development of Pre-Neoplastic Lesions in Rats; M. Poulsen
- Alginate as Drug a Delivery Carrier; R. Pandey and G.K. Khuller
- Chitosan-Based Nonviral Vectors for Gene Delivery; W.G. Liu, W.W. Lu, and K.D. Yao
- Polysaccharides in Tissue Engineering Applications; D.W. Hutmacher, David T.W. Leong, and F. Chen
- Index

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