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Lectins

Author : Arpad Pusztai
ISBN : 9780203983751
Genre : Medical
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Lectins form a ubiquitous and important class of natural carbohydrate- binding information proteins. Although the main scientific interest was originally focussed on toxic lectins such as ricin, recent emphasis has shifted to exploring their involvement in cell-to-cell communication and recognition in microorganisms, plants and animals.; As knowledge of the basic properties and biological activities of lectins has increased, exciting opportunities have arisen for the exploitation of some of the advantageous aspects of fundamental lectinology.; "Lectins: Biomedical Perspectives" records the major achievements of an initiative, funded by the European Community, to coordinate lectin research throughout Europe.

Breast Cancer Research Protocols

Author : Susan A. Brooks
ISBN : 9781592599691
Genre : Medical
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Leading cancer researchers have assembled the most significant research protocols used by scientists in breast cancer research today. These step-by-step techniquest can be utilized to accomplish numerous scientific studies in the race to find a cure for breast cancer.

Lectins

Author : Nathan Sharon
ISBN : 9789401148467
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A characteristic property of most, or perhaps all, proteins is their ability to combine specifically and reversibly with various substances. Well known examples are enzymes that bind substrates and inhibitors, and antibodies that bind antigens. This book deals with lectins, a class of proteins that bind carbohydrates. Another characteristic property of lectins is that they agglutinate cells or precipitate polysaccharides and glycoproteins. This is because lectins are polyvalent, i.e. each lectin molecule has at least two carbohydrate binding sites to allow crosslinking between cells (by combining with sugars on their surfaces) or between sugar containing macromolecules. The agglutinating and precipitating activities of lectins are very similar to those of antibodies. They can likewise be specifically inhibited by low molecular weight compounds (haptens), which in the case of lectins are sugars or sugar containing compounds (Fig. 1.1). Not surprisingly, therefore, many of the methods used in lectin research are based on immunochemical techniques. Nevertheless, lectins are different from antibodies in several important aspects. Many lectins are found in plants, microorganisms and viruses, which do not synthesize immunoglobulins. In fact, they are found in almost all living organisms (Table 1.1) and are not confined to specific organs or tissues. Another marked difference between the two classes of compound is that antibodies are structurally similar, whereas lectins are structurally diverse. In general, lectins are oligomeric proteins composed of subunits, usually with one sugar binding site per subunit.

Biology And Treatment Of Colorectal Cancer Metastasis

Author : Anthony J. Mastromarino
ISBN : 9781461323013
Genre : Medical
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The theme of the current workshop was identified several years ago and was considered by the working group of the National Large Bowel Cancer Project to be an appropriate workshop topic. Although the subject was important then, it was not possible to conduct such a workshop at that time. In the interim, not only did the problems associated with colorectal metastasis still exist, but new insights on the biology and treatment of colorectal cancer metastasis emerged, making the workshop topic especially important and relevant. With input from an expert Planning Committee, a unique program was designed to provide an opportunity for information exchange between basic scientists and clinical investigators. The published proceedings reflect the organization of the workshop which consisted of five sections: Section I. The Biology of Colorectal Cancer Metastasis co-chaired by Drs. J. Isaiah Fidler and George Poste Controversies in the Management of Patients with Colorectal Cancer Section II.

Lectins And Glycoconjugates In Oncology

Author : Hans-Joachim Gabius
ISBN : 9783642736629
Genre : Medical
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Cellular glycoconjugates and their specific receptors, e.g. lectins, form a recognitive and informative transfer system that justifies special scientific and clinical attention. In various contributions reviewing the initiation and recent progress in this rapidly developing field advances in clinical oncology are discussed with regard to basic sciences as well as their application in clinical sciences. The approaches comprise reports from diverse fields such as biochemistry, cell biology, pathology and clinical oncology, addressing questions of how tumors grow and spread, and leading to the improvement of clinical management and tumor diagnosis.

Lectins And Pathology

Author : Michel Caron
ISBN : 9780203304969
Genre : Medical
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The present understanding of the various implications of lectins in pathology are summarised in this timely text. With contributions from leading investigators in the field of lectin research, Lectins and Pathology provides up-to-date information on key developments within this field, including the use of lectins and lectin-binding molecules as tools, the involvement of endogenous (animal or human) lectins in inflammation, cancer invasion and metastasis, as well as the importance of lectins in bacteriology and parasitology. This volume contains useful knowledge for clinical investigators, cell biologists, biochemists and biotechnologists, as well as for the graduate students interested in getting a comprehensive coverage of this field.

Prostate Cancer New Horizons In Research And Treatment

Author : Michael L. Cher
ISBN : 9780306481437
Genre : Medical
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In recent years the pace of research in prostate cancer has increased dramatically. Creative ideas in combination with new and emerging technologies have led to an explosion of discovery. These types of advances in prostate cancer research presage an era of new treatment strategies based on an understanding of the cellular and molecular mechanisms of disease. In creating this book, we aimed to cover a broad "bench to bedside" research spectrum ranging from: genetic, molecular and cellular analyses to epidemiological studies, refinements in local treatment strategies and new biologically based non-hormonal treatments for systemic disease. Researchers and clinicians will find in this book a group of timely and clinically relevant chapters on prostate cancer research and treatment.

Never Fear Cancer Again

Author : Raymond Francis
ISBN : 9780757391903
Genre : Health & Fitness
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Most cancer research dollars have been wasted by asking the wrong questions, looking in the wrong places, and recycling the same failed approaches while expecting different results. Conventional cancer treatments damage health, cause new cancers, lower the quality of life, and decrease the chances of survival. In fact, most people who die from cancer are not dying from cancer, but from their treatments! That's the bad news. Here's the good news: We can end the cancer epidemic. In Never Fear Cancer Again, readers will gain a revolutionary new understanding of health and disease and will come to understand that cancer is a biological process that can be turned on and off, not something that can be surgically removed or destroyed with radiation or toxic chemicals. So whether cancer has already been diagnosed or if prevention is the concern, it is possible to turn off the wayward production of these malfunctioning cells once and for all by reading this book and implementing its strategies. The key to any disease has one simple cause: malfunctioning cells that are created by either deficiency or toxicity. By switching off the malfunctioning cells, you switch off the cancer. Never Fear Cancer Again guides readers along six pathways that cause deficiency or toxicity at the cellular level: nutritional path, genetic path, medical path, toxin path, physical path, and the psychological path. By making key lifestyle changes, people truly have the power to take control of cancer and transform their health. This radically different, yet holistic approach restored author Raymond Francis back to health just as it has helped thousands of others, many of whom were told they had no other options or that their cancer was incurable. Take back your health with this book and never fear cancer again.

Eat Right 4 Your Type Revised And Updated

Author : Dr. Peter J. D'Adamo
ISBN : 1101042788
Genre : Health & Fitness
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THE NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLING DIET PHENOMENON If you’ve ever suspected that not everyone should eat the same thing or do the same exercise, you’re right. In fact, what foods we absorb well and how our bodies handle stress differ with each blood type. Your blood type reflects your internal chemistry. It is the key that unlocks the mysteries of disease, longevity, fitness, and emotional strength. It determines your susceptibility to illness, the foods you should eat, and ways to avoid the most troubling health problems. Based on decades of research and practical application, Eat Right 4 Your Type offers an individualized diet-and-health plan that is right for you. In this revised and updated edition of Eat Right 4 Your Type, you will learn: • Which foods, spices, teas, and condiments will help maintain your optimal health and ideal weight • Which vitamins and supplements to emphasize or avoid • Which medications function best in your system • Whether your stress goes to your muscles or to your nervous system • Whether your stress is relieved better through aerobics or meditation • Whether you should walk, swim, or play tennis or golf as your mode of exercise • How knowing your blood type can help you avoid many common viruses and infections • How knowing your blood type can help you fight back against life-threatening diseases • How to slow down the aging process by avoiding factors that cause rapid cell deterioration INCLUDES A 10-DAY JUMP-START PLAN

Applied Biotechnology To Agriculture Foods Pharmaceuticals And Biomedicine

Author : I.C. Baianu
ISBN : 9785881360375
Genre : History
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