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By Wenjie Peng, Corwin M. Nycholat, Nahid Razi (auth.), Inka Brockhausen (eds.)

Glycosyltransferases (GTs) are crucial for the biosynthesis of complicated glycoconjugates and are robust instruments to check the capabilities of complicated glycans in healthiness, improvement and sickness. advanced glycoconjugates, equivalent to glycoproteins, proteoglycans and glycolipids, are assembled via GTs which synthesize particular linkages among sugars or sugars and protein. this is often not like the non-specific or much less particular chemical glycation reactions, transglycosylation and opposite glycosylation reactions. Glycosyltransferases: tools and Protocols incorporates a wide variety of experiences, equipment and protocols which shape an effective foundation for investigations of the position and mechanisms, biology and pathology regarding GTs. Written within the winning Methods in Molecular Biology™ sequence layout, chapters contain introductions to their respective themes, lists of the mandatory fabrics and reagents, step by step, without difficulty reproducible protocols, and notes on troubleshooting and warding off recognized pitfalls.

Authoritative and simply available, Glycosyltransferases: tools and Protocols is an important contribution to glycobiology and glycopathology, and to functions of those enzymes in biotechnology and drug improvement. it's going to turn out necessary to scholars, postdoctoral fellows, and senior scientists wearing on examine of GTs that has been intensified over the past years.

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