Sialic Acids

Chemistry, Metabolism, and Function

  • Roland Schauer

Part of the Cell Biology Monographs book series (CELLBIOL, volume 10)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XIX
  2. Roland Schauer, Johannes F. G. Vliegenthart
    Pages 1-3
  3. Anthony P. Corfield, Roland Schauer
    Pages 5-50
  4. Roland Schauer, Anthony P. Corfield
    Pages 51-57
  5. Johannes F. G. Vliegenthart, Johannis P. Kamerling
    Pages 59-76
  6. Roland Schauer, Anthony P. Corfield
    Pages 77-94
  7. Johannis P. Kamerling, Johannes F. G. Vliegenthart
    Pages 95-125
  8. Johannes F. G. Vliegenthart, Lambertus Dorland, Herman van Halbeek, Johan Haverkamp
    Pages 127-172
  9. Charles F. A. Culling, Philip E. Reid
    Pages 173-193
  10. Anthony P. Corfield, Roland Schauer
    Pages 195-261
  11. Werner Reutter, Eckart Köttgen, Christian Bauer, Wolfgang Gerok
    Pages 263-305
  12. Michael Cantz
    Pages 307-320
  13. Back Matter
    Pages 321-346

About this book


Rapid progress in the field of sialic acids has made it desirable to collect the new data about these unique sugars and to continue the series of books on this topic. In 1960, A. GOTTSCHALK wrote "The Chemistry and Biology of Sialic Acids and Related Substances" (Cambridge University Press) and in 1976, A. ROSENBERG and C. -L. SCHENGRUND published "Biological Roles of Sialic Acids" (Plenum Press). In this book emphasis is given to various modern methods used in the isolation and analysis of sialic acids. New approaches to the synthesis of free and bound sialic acids are described and the vast field of occurrence and metabolism of these substances is reviewed. Sialidoses are dealt with in one of the chapters, because sialidases have been recognized as factors of pathophysiological im­ portance. As knowledge is increasing about the involvement of sialic acids in many aspects of cell biology, another chapter is devoted to these phenomena. With this book I intend to demonstrate modern trends in sialic acid chemistry and biochemistry, and I hope that it will be of practical use and find its place in laboratories rather than in libraries. This publication offers an opportunity to thank all colleagues in many countries, including my coworkers at the universities of Bochum and Kiel, for their cooperation, stimulating discussions and, very important, useful criticism. The continuous cooperation with J. F. G. VLIEGENTHART and his coworkers, Utrecht, has been rewarding in many respects.


Acids Sialinsäuren

Editors and affiliations

  • Roland Schauer
    • 1
  1. 1.Biochemisches InstitutChristian-Albrechts-UniversitätKielFederal Republic of Germany

Bibliographic information

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  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Vienna 1982
  • Publisher Name Springer, Vienna
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-7091-8682-4
  • Online ISBN 978-3-7091-8680-0
  • Series Print ISSN 0172-4665
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