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01.Tongue: Anatomy, Kinematics and Diseases
02.Education in Anatomical Sciences
03.Spinal Cord Injuries: Causes, Risk Factors and Management
04.Glycolipids: New Research
05.Pediatric and Adult SinoNasal Disorders
06.Motor Control in Humans: A System-Theoretical Approach
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Editors: Daiki Sasaki
Book Description:
Glycolipids are carbohydrate-attached lipids. Their role is to provide energy and also serve as markers for cellular recognition. They occur where a carbohydrate chain is associated with phospholipids on the exoplasmic surface of the cell membrane. The carbohydrates are found on the outer surface of all eukaryotic cell membranes. They extend from the phospholipid bilayer into the aqueous environment outside the cell where it acts as a recognition site for specific chemicals as well as helping to maintain the stability of the membrane and attaching cells to one another to form tissues. This new book focuses on recent research results from around the world.

Table of Contents:

Short Communications A
The Biochemical Diagnosis of Gaucher Disease; pp. 1-18
(Lyece Yargui, Faculty of Medicine, Algiers University)

Short Communications B
Modulation of fatty acid molecular species in sulfatide and its precursor, galactosylceramide in Madin-Darby canine kidney cells under osmotic stresses; pp. 19-28
(Yukio Niimura, Research Center of Biomedical Analysis and Radioisotope, Ken-ichi Nagai, Department of Laboratory Medicine, Teikyo University, Japan)

Research and Review Studies

Chapter I - Gangliosides role in cellular interactions with microbes and immune cells activation; pp. 29-52
(Luz P. Blanco, Michigan Nanotechnology Institute for Medicine and Biological Sciences, University of Michigan)

Chapter II - The Importance of Gangliosides in Mast Cell Biology; pp. 53-78
(Adriana Maria Mariano Silveira e Souza, Maria Celia Jamur, Constance Oliver, Faculdade de Medicina de Ribeirao Preto, University of Sao Paulo, Brazil)

Chapter III - Glycolipids: Biomarkers for Neural Stem and Progenitor Cells; pp. 79-98
(Perrine Barraud, Veterinary Medicine, UK, Simon Stott, The National Institute for Medical Research, UK)

Chapter IV - Mycobacterial glycolipids and host responses;
pp. 99-116
(Nagatoshi Fujiwara, Osaka City University, Japan, Kazuo Kobayashi, National Institute of Infectious Diseases, Japan)

Chapter V - Antiglycolipid antibodies in Autoimmune Neuropathies; New Aspects of Research; pp. 117-131
(Susumu Kusunoki, Department of Neurology, Kinki University School of Medicine)

Chapter VI - Domain coexistence in multi-component model membranes or how to reach biology from physics; pp. 133-144
(Dolores C. Carrer, Group of Biophysics, Germany)

Chapter VII - Synthetic Ceramide Analogs for Anticancer Agents;
pp. 145-156
(HyunJoon Ha, Jungchan Park, Hankuk University of Foreign Studies, Korea, Won Koo Lee, Sogang University, Korea)

Chapter VIII - Pivotal Roles of Cholesterol and Gangliosides in Aggregation of Amyloid alpha-protein; pp. 157-169
(Katsuhiko Yanagisawa)

Chapter IX - Structures and Fungicidal Activities of Cellobiose Lipids; pp. 171-184
(Tatyana V. Kulakovskaya, Ekaterina V. Kulakovskaya, G.K. Skryabin Institute of Biochemistry and Physiology of Microorganisms, Russian Academy of Sciences, Alexander S. Shashkov, N.D. Zelinsky Institute of Organic Chemistry, Russian Academy of Sciences, Russia)

Index pp.185-199

   Binding: Hardcover
   Pub. Date: 2008, 2nd Quarter
   Pages: 199.pp
   ISBN: 978-1-60456-216-3
   Status: AV
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