Abnormalities of IgG glycosylation and immunological disorders

Front Cover
Wiley, 1996 - Health & Fitness - 263 pages
0 Reviews
Glycobiology has become the focus of considerable research in recent years as the role of oligosaccharides in both health and disease has come under scrutiny. During this period particular emphasis has been placed on the glycosylation of human immunoglobulins, notably IgG, not least because clear links with a restricted range of human diseases has been established. Abnormalities of IgG Glycosylation and Immunological Disorders uniquely draws together the facts that have emerged to link abnormalities in IgG glycosylation and immunological disease, especially rheumatoid arthritis. It reviews all aspects of immunoglobulin glycosylation abnormalities, including the structural anatomy of glycoproteins; the methods used to analyse them; the clinical aspects of glycobiology in both human disease and animal models; the glycosylation enzymes and the genes that encode and regulate these enzymes; and the possible pathogenicity of IgG. The chapter authors have been chosen because of the original contributions they have made to this exciting field of research. As such this authoritative and well referenced volume will be indispensable to both clinicians and basic scientists with an interest in glycosylation, as well as rheumatologists, immunologists, bacteriologists and glycobiologists

From inside the book

What people are saying - Write a review

We haven't found any reviews in the usual places.

Related books

Contents

Biochemical
45
Lectins
65
Monoclonal Antibodies
89
Copyright

6 other sections not shown

Other editions - View all

Common terms and phrases

About the author (1996)

DAVID ISENBERG is an independent analyst in national and international security affairs. He writes a weekly column on private security contractors for United Press International. He previously worked at the British American Security Information Council, DynCorp, and the Center for Defense Information. He lives in Arlington, VA.

Bibliographic information