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Carbohydrate Biochemistry

Articles on the structure, characteristics, function and mode of action of carbohydrates


Carbohydrate Biochemistry Articles

Carbohydrates and fertilization: an overview
Abstract: Initial sperm–egg binding in mammals involves recognition of glycosylated proteins of egg zonae by glycosylated proteins on sperm surfaces.

Date: 15 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

UIC chemists synthesize biologically-important carbohydrate molecules
A team of University of Illinois at Chicago researchers has successfully synthesized two rare forms of carbohydrate molecules that may prove useful in biological and pharmacological research and development.

Date: 14 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Form determines function
Nerve regeneration: Cyclopeptides imitate the structure and effect of the HNK-1 carbohydrate

Date: 14 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Complex carbohydrate found to regulate plant growth
Twenty-five years ago, Alan Darvill and colleagues described one of the most complex carbohydrates found in nature. Called rhamnogalacturan II or RG-II, it is found in plant cell walls.

Date: 14 Nov 2007, Rating: 3.50

UGA researcher unlocks links between complex carbohydrates and spread of cancer
Research at the University of Georgia may lead to a revolutionary breed of treatments aimed at preventing the spread of cancer.

Date: 14 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

UT Southwestern researchers uncover process for sugar-induced fat formation
Researchers at UT Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas are one step closer to understanding how high carbohydrate diets lead to obesity and diabetes.

Date: 14 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

Disabling a carbohydrate trigger reduces obesity and appetite
Until about 15 years ago, insulin was believed primarily responsible for turning carbohydrates into fat.

Date: 14 Nov 2007, Rating: not rated

UVa Researchers Show that a Natural Carbohydrate can Help Lower Blood Sugar
A carbohydrate isolated from the liver lowers blood sugar levels after it is injected into diabetic rats, according to research.

Date: 16 Jan 2007, Rating: 5.00