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Title Transforming glycoscience : a roadmap for the future / Committee on Assessing the Importance and Impact of Glycomics and Glycosciences, Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology, Board on Life Sciences, Division on Earth and Life Studies, National Research Council of the National Academies
Published Washington, D.C. : National Academies Press, 2012


Description 1 online resource (xvi, 191 pages) : illustrations (chiefly color), color map
Series Online access: National Academy of Sciences National Academies Press
Online access: NCBI NCBI Bookshelf
Contents Introduction -- The landscape of current research in glycoscience -- Glycoscience in health, energy, and materials -- Examples of outstanding questions in glycoscience -- The toolkit of glycoscience -- Deciphering the glycome for human health and sustainability: findings, recommendations, and roadmap
Summary "A new focus on glycoscience, a field that explores the structures and functions of sugars, promises great advances in areas as diverse as medicine, energy generation, and materials science, this report finds. Glycans--also known as carbohydrates, saccharides, or simply as sugars--play central roles in many biological processes and have properties useful in an array of applications. However, glycans have received little attention from the research community due to a lack of tools to probe their often complex structures and properties. Transforming Glycoscience: A Roadmap for the Future presents a roadmap for transforming glycoscience from a field dominated by specialists to a widely studied and integrated discipline, which could lead to a more complete understanding of glycans and help solve key challenges in diverse fields."Publisher's description
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 143-158)
Notes English
Online resource; title from resource home page (National Academies Press, viewed Nov. 5, 2012)
Subject Glucosides -- Research
Carbohydrates -- Research
SCIENCE -- Life Sciences -- Biochemistry.
Form Electronic book
Author National Research Council (U.S.). Committee on Assessing the Importance and Impact of Glycomics and Glycosciences.
National Research Council (U.S.). Board on Chemical Sciences and Technology.
LC no. 2012538709
ISBN 9780309260848