Carbohydrates: Structure and Biology

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Advances in the fields of glycobiology and glycochemistry resulted in the need for a new textbook dealing with the biological aspects of carbohydrates from a chemical viewpoint. The comprehensive second chapter of this book takes this into account, discussing the important phenomenon of molecular recognition. Prior to this, chapter one describes the basic principles, including structure, conformation and nomenclature, while at the same time providing the framework for the book.
This extensively referenced and researched textbook is essential reading for all glycobiologists und carbohydrate chemists. The well-ordered organization of the complex material, concise discussion, and the choice of instructive individual examples make this not only a comprehensive textbook, but also a top quality reference work.

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Complex content - conveniently structured
Chapter 1 of Carbohydrates - Structure and Biology describes the basic principles behind carbohydrate chemistry including structure, conformation and nomenclature and provides the framework for the book.

Chapter 2 deals with the biology of carbohydrates and emphasizes the significance of carbohydrates for all living organisms including occurrence and general biological importance, involvement in specific biological processes, metabolism, and biochemical methods for synthesis and interconversion.

Textbook for Students - comprehensive grounding
All students of biological/bioorganic chemistry need to study the subject of carbohydrates. Carbohydrates are, along with proteins, nucleic acids and lipids, one of the four main classes of substances present in living organisms.

The well-ordered organization of the complex material, the concise discussion, and the choice of instructive individual examples make this work not only a comprehensive textbook, but also a reference work of top quality.

A Sound store of knowledge
The author, Jochen Lehmann, has researched and taught at the Universities of Birmingham, Frreiburg and the Scripps Institute of Oceanography for over 30 years in the area of the chemistry and biochemistry of carbohydrates.

The translator, Alan Haines, is a Reader in Chemistry at the University of East Anglia, Norwich, England, where he is involved in carbohydrate research. He has also spent a period as a post-doctoral fellow in the University of Münster, Germany.

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Advances in the field of glycobiology and glycochemistry have over the last few years shown a need for a new textbook dealing with the biological aspects of carbohydrates from a chemical view point.
The extensive chapter 2 takes this into account: here the important phenomenon of molecular recognition is discussed.
This extensively referenced and researched book is essential reading for all glycobiologists and carbohydrate chemists.

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