Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxxii
  2. General Principles

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. T. Bruce Grindley
      Pages 3-55
  3. General Synthetic Methods

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 101-101
    2. Ana M. Gómez
      Pages 103-177
    3. Robert Madsen
      Pages 179-225
    4. Yuhang Wang, Xin-Shan Ye
      Pages 227-269
    5. Sławomir Jarosz, Marcin Nowogródzki
      Pages 271-303
    6. Yuguo Du, Qi Chen, Jun Liu
      Pages 305-342
    7. Sławomir Jarosz, Marcin Nowogródzki
      Pages 343-374
    8. Jianbo Zhang
      Pages 375-426
  4. Chemical Glycosylation Reactions

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 427-427
    2. Kazunobu Toshima
      Pages 429-449
    3. Richard R. Schmidt, Xiangming Zhu
      Pages 451-524
    4. Kwan Soo Kim, Heung Bae Jeon
      Pages 525-564
    5. J. Cristóbal López
      Pages 565-659
    6. Stefan Oscarson
      Pages 661-697
    7. Waldemar Priebe, Izabela Fokt, Grzegorz Grynkiewicz
      Pages 699-735
    8. Nathan W. McGill, Spencer J. Williams
      Pages 737-753
    9. Toshio Nishikawa, Masaatsu Adachi, Minoru Isobe
      Pages 755-811
  5. Monosaccharides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 813-813
    2. Robert B. Friedman
      Pages 841-856
    3. Pierre Vogel, Inmaculada Robina
      Pages 857-956
    4. Paul V. Murphy, Trinidad Velasco-Torrijos
      Pages 995-1027
    5. Kiichiro Totani, Kin-ichi Tadano
      Pages 1029-1075
    6. Thorsten Allscher, Peter Klüfers, Peter Mayer
      Pages 1077-1139
  6. Oligosaccharides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1141-1141
    2. Gillian Eggleston
      Pages 1163-1183
    3. Michelle E. Collins, Robert A. Rastall
      Pages 1185-1204
    4. Katsunori Tanaka, Yukari Fujimoto, Shin-ichi Tanaka, Yasutaka Mori, Koichi Fukase
      Pages 1205-1240
    5. Katsunori Tanaka, Koichi Fukase
      Pages 1241-1277
    6. Akihiro Ishiwata, Yukishige Ito
      Pages 1279-1312
    7. Hiromune Ando, Makoto Kiso
      Pages 1313-1359
    8. Ola Blixt, Nahid Razi
      Pages 1361-1385
    9. Julian Thimm, Joachim Thiem
      Pages 1387-1409
  7. Complex Polysaccharides

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1411-1411
    2. Wolfgang G. Glasser
      Pages 1473-1512
    3. James N. BeMiller
      Pages 1513-1533
    4. Cynthia Ginsberg, Stephanie Brown, Suzanne Walker
      Pages 1535-1600
  8. Glycolipids

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1601-1601
    2. Masahiro Wakao, Yasuo Suda
      Pages 1629-1669
    3. Robert K. Yu, Toshio Ariga, Makoto Yanagisawa, Guichao Zeng
      Pages 1671-1695

About this book


Glycostructures play a pivotal and crucial role in a myriad of organisms and important systems in biology, physiology, medicine, bioengineering and technology. Within recent years tools have been developed to promote the understanding of their highly complex functions and the associated chemistry and chemical biology, however, many facts still remain undiscovered. These days the area is experiencing a “quantum jump”. Therefore the Editors in collaboration with six responsible Section Editors completely revised and updated the 1st edition to give up-to-date information on glycostructures, their chemistry and chemical biology, and present them in the form of a comprehensive and strictly systematic survey. The texts are furnished by more than 2500 figures, chemical structures and reaction schemes (including more than 12,000 individual chemical reactions), and more than 9,000 references.

In concept and content this Major Reference Work received an essential improvement and expansion. Whereas chapter 1, 2, 3, 7, 8, and 9 are updated, expanded and rearranged versions of the 1st edition, many new subchapters are included in the chapters on monosaccharides, oligosaccharides and polysaccharides. The importance of the saccharide metabolism as well as the involvement of complex glycostructures in biologically and medically relevant processes are considered by addition of two large totally newly conceived chapters. Further, another novel chapter featuring key technologies and tools for functional glycobiology is incorporated. Responsible for this major update are the Section Editors who solicited a large number of highly reputed new authors to cover the changes in the content and to write the major supplements.


Glycobiologie Glycokonjugate Kohlenhydrate Polysaccharide carbohydrates glycobiology glycoconjugates polysaccharides

Editors and affiliations

  • Bertram O. Fraser-Reid
    • 1
  • Kuniaki Tatsuta
    • 2
  • Joachim Thiem
    • 3
  1. 1.Natural Products and Glycotechnology Research Institute Inc.North Caroline State UniversityDurhamUSA
  2. 2.University Graduate School of Science and EngineeringTokyoJapan
  3. 3.Faculty of ScienceDepartment of ChemistryUniversity of HamburgHamburgGermany

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