eBook Glycoscience: Chemistry and Chemical Biology, 2nd Edition

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  • ISBN-10: 3540304290
  • ISBN-13: 9783540304296
  • Grade Level Range: College Freshman - College Senior
  • 2874 Pages | eBook
  • Original Copyright 2007 | Published/Released August 2008
  • This publication's content originally published in print form: 2007
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  • Completely revised and updated to reflect the "quantum jump" in the field of glycostructures
  • Practical and accessible eReference format
  • Three new chapters on: Key Technology and Tools, Biosynthesis and Glycomedicine
  • Includes more than 12,000 chemical reactions and more than 9,000 references
  • Available in print and electronic

    Here is yet another of Springer’s Major Reference Works in its accessible and practical eReference version.

    It’s an utterly essential resource for scientists in a huge range of disciplines, covering the key area of Glycoscience, a rapidly evolving field with applications across the spectrum. As a reflection of the quantum leap that has been made in the study of glycostructures, the first edition of this book has been completely revised and updated.

    The editors provide up-to-date information on glycostructures, their chemistry and chemical biology in the form of a completely comprehensive survey.

    The texts are illustrated by more than 2500 figures, chemical structures and reaction schemes (including more than 12,000 individual chemical reactions), and more than 9,000 references.

    Glycostructures play highly diverse and crucial roles in a myriad of organisms and important systems in biology, physiology, medicine, bioengineering and technology.

    Only in recent years have the tools been developed to partly understand the highly complex functions and the chemistry behind them.

    While many facts remain undiscovered, this MRW has been contributed to by a large number of the world’s leading researchers in the field, and thus constitutes the very latest information on this exciting topic.