Glycans in Diseases and Therapeutics

  • Mauro S.G. Pavão

Part of the Biology of Extracellular Matrix book series (BEM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Allison H. Bartlett, Pyong Woo Park
    Pages 31-62
  3. Lubor Borsig
    Pages 63-81
  4. C. P. Vicente, J. A. P. Godoy, C. C. Werneck
    Pages 83-111
  5. Claire Pickford, Rebecca Holley, Kate Meade, Catherine Merry
    Pages 113-137
  6. Ezeddin Salem Gassar, Sherif A. Ibrahim, Martin Götte
    Pages 139-158
  7. Eliene O. Kozlowski, Angélica M. Gomes, Christiane Sobral Silva, Mariana Sá Pereira, Ana Cristina E. S. de Vilela Silva, Mauro S. G. Pavão
    Pages 159-184
  8. Back Matter
    Pages 185-188

About this book

Introduction

Initially believed to be inactive molecules, glycans are now considered essential for life, both under normal and pathological conditions. This volume of the series “Biology of Extracellular Matrix” reviews the most recent findings on the role of glycans in the development of diseases and the possible therapeutic use of this class of molecules. It shows how the interaction of glycans with growth factors, growth factor binding proteins, extracellular proteases, protease inhibitors, chemokines, morphogens, and adhesive proteins regulates inflammation, infection, cancer, atherosclerosis, thrombosis and embryonic stem cell biology. Furthermore, an extensive survey about the structure and pharmacological effects of unique marine glycosaminoglycans is discussed as well as the possibility of using these glycans as therapeutic agents. The series Biology of Extracellular Matrix is published in collaboration with the American Society for Matrix Biology.

The series Biology of Extracellular Matrix is published in collaboration with the American Society for Matrix Biology.

Keywords

Angiogenesis Cancer Inflammation Marine invertebrates Proteoglycans Thrombosis

Editors and affiliations

  • Mauro S.G. Pavão
    • 1
  1. 1., Institute of Medical BiochemistryFederal University of Rio de JaneiroRio de JaneiroBrazil

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-16833-8
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2011
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-16832-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-16833-8
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