Table of contents

  1. Serge Pérez, Alain Rivet, Anne Imberty
  2. Kyoka Hoshi, Yuka Matsumoto, Toshie Saito, Hiromi Ito, Yoshinobu Kariya, Yoshiki Yamaguchi et al.
  3. Toshisuke Kawasaki, Nobuko Kawasaki, Hiromi Nakao, Hidenao Toyoda
  4. Amit Kumar, Richard R. Schmidt
  5. Michael Tiemeyer, Kazuhiro Aoki
  6. Chung-Yi Wu, Chi-Huey Wong
  7. Tadanobu Takahashi, Takashi Suzuki
  8. Kirk Bergstrom, Jianxin Fu, Lijun Xia
  9. Yoshito Ihara, Yoko Inai, Midori Ikezaki, In-Sook L. Matsui, Shino Manabe, Yukishige Ito
  10. Timo Johannssen, Julia Hütter, Stephanie Zimmermann, Bernd Lepenies
  11. Masayuki Izumi, Ryo Okamoto, Yasuhiro Kajihara
  12. Guohui Zhao, Yunpeng Liu, Zhigang Wu, Hailiang Zhu, Zaikuan Yu, Junqiang Fang et al.
  13. Demetria M. Dickinson, Jian Liu, Robert J. Linhardt

About this book


The aim of the book is to provide a succinct overview of the current status of glycoscience from both basic biological and medical points of view and to propose future directions, in order to facilitate further integrations of glycoscience with other fields in biological and medical studies.
Glycans (carbohydrate oligomers) are the so-called “building blocks” of carbohydrates, nucleic acids, proteins and lipids and play major roles in many biological phenomena as well as in various pathophysiological processes. However, this area of glycoscience has been neglected from the research community because glycan structures are very complex and functionally diverse and as compared to proteins and nucleic acids simple tools for the amplification, sequencing and auto-synthesis of glycans are not available. Many scientists in other fields of research have now realized that glycosylation, i.e. the addition of glycans to a protein backbone, is the most abundant post translational modification reactions and is an important field of research and sometimes they require a glycobiology and/or glycochemistry approach to be used. It is still difficult, however, for non-expert researchers to use these techniques. This book will provide numerous but simple overviews of current topics and protocols for the experiments. The book is aimed at university students and above, including non-experts in the field of glycoscience.

Editors and affiliations

  • Tamao Endo
    • 1
  • Peter H. Seeberger
    • 2
  • Gerald W. Hart
    • 3
  • Chi-Huey Wong
    • 4
  • Naoyuki Taniguchi
    • 5
  1. 1.Tokyo Metropolitan Institute of GerontologyTokyo Metropolitan Geriatric HospitalTokyoJapan
  2. 2.Department of Biomolecular SystemsMax-Planck-Institute of Colloids and InterfacesPotsdamGermany
  3. 3.Dept. Biological ChemistryJohns Hopkins University School of MedicineBaltimoreUSA
  4. 4.Academia SinicaNankang, TaipeiTaiwan
  5. 5.Systems Glycobiology GroupRIKEN-Max Planck Joint Research Center for Systems Chemical BiologyWakoJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Japan 2014
  • Publisher Name Springer, Tokyo
  • eBook Packages Biomedical and Life Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-4-431-54836-2