Carbohydrate Biochemistry

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Carbohydrate Biochemistry Articles

Large-scale approaches for glycobiology

29 Sep 2008

Rating: 1.00

This article reviews large-scale techniques for accelerating progress in glycobiology.

SEX4, Starch And Phosphorylation: Molecular Mechanisms Of Starch Breakdown In Plants

27 Sep 2008

Rating: 2.20

Energy from the sun and carbon dioxide fuel photosynthesis in plants and algae, making life on earth possible. Carbon that is fixed by plants is converted to starch and sucrose, which are utilized by plants for energy and to build biomass.

Why Vaccines Directed Against Cancer, HIV Don't Work

27 Sep 2008

Rating: 5.00

Researchers found that HIV, aggressive cancer cells, H. pylori, and parasitic worms known as schistosomes carry the same carbohydrate sequences as many proteins produced in human sperm.

Can A Spoonful Of Sugar Treat Cancer?

27 Sep 2008

Rating: 3.75

A leading Yorkshire scientist is trying to develop new drugs by synthesising different forms of the special sugars found in cancer cells.

Improving Cancer Diagnosis

27 Sep 2008

Rating: 3.00

Researchers have developed a new way of detecting the abnormal presence of complexes of sugars and proteins in the blood of cancer patients, thus providing a new tool for cancer diagnosis.

Detecting Early Forms Of Cancer By Analyzing Structure of Specific Sugar Molecules

27 Sep 2008

Rating: 3.00

In order to provide the most effective treatments for cancer patients, it is essential to develop methods of sensitive and specific early detection of the disease.

Unlocking The Secrets Of Slowly Digestible Starch

27 Sep 2008

Rating: 3.75

Scientists have begun to unlock the secrets of starches - knowledge that could pave the way for a new generation of more healthful carbohydrates

Natural Plant Materials To Regulate Starch Digestion

27 Sep 2008

Rating: 3.00

Researchers in Switzerland are reporting discovery of natural plant materials that may regulate starch digestion -- slowing down the body's conversion of potatoes, rice, and other carbohydrate-rich foods into sugar.

Nicotine rush hinges on sugar in neurons

15 Nov 2007

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USC structural biologists reveal workings of nicotine receptor in 'landmark accomplishment'

Increased glucose level is a strong risk factor for colorectal cancer

15 Nov 2007

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This is the first study to determine whether elevated glucose or insulin as measured when or shortly after a patient has had polyps removed during a baseline colonoscopy procedure increases their risk for subsequent recurrence of pre-cancerous growths in

Study identifies glucose 'sensor' that plays dual role in glucose metabolism and fat synthesis

15 Nov 2007

Rating: 2.00

Findings point to possible new treatment target for obesity and diabetes

'Bad Carbs' Not the Enemy, U.Va. Professor Says

15 Nov 2007

Rating: 5.00

Scientific research on carbohydrate consumption, glycemic index and body weight and gives the first detailed review of the literature on the correlation between them.

Carbohydrate Chemistry Comes of Age

15 Nov 2007

Rating: 2.67

A new national network of chemists and biologists is planning to open up a vital area of chemistry that could have major implications for the drug, food and agrochemical industries.

Link between carbohydrate quality and vision loss is strengthened by new data

15 Nov 2007

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Age-related macular degeneration (AMD) and its associated vision loss may be connected to the quality of carbohydrates an individual consumes

Role of the linker region in the expression of Rhizopus oryzae glucoamylase

15 Nov 2007

Rating: 1.00

Rhizopus oryzae glucoamylase (RoGA) consists of three domains: an amino (N)-terminal raw starch-binding domain (SBD), a glycosylated linker domain, and a carboxy (C)-terminal catalytic domain.

Sequence and structural features of carbohydrate binding in proteins and assessment of predictability using a neural network

15 Nov 2007

Rating: 5.00

Protein-Carbohydrate interactions are crucial in many biological processes with implications to drug targeting and gene expression.

Carbohydrate restriction improves the features of Metabolic Syndrome. Metabolic Syndrome may be defined by the response to carbohydrate restriction

15 Nov 2007

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Metabolic Syndrome represents a constellation of markers that indicates a predisposition to diabetes, cardiovascular disease and other pathologic states.

What do gangliosides show us about idiotypic networks?

15 Nov 2007

Rating: 5.00

Tumor-associated gangliosides are carbohydrate self-antigens very poorly immunogenic

Carbohydrate chains on yeast carboxypeptidase Y are phosphorylated

15 Nov 2007

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The authors made a detailed comparison of the core oligosaccharide units from intracellular and extracellular mannoproteins.

Studies in the Biochemistry of Oral Tissue: III. Pathways of Carbohydrate Metabolism in Bovine Attached Gingiva

15 Nov 2007

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The present study aimed to determine physiologic and metabolic processes in human gingival tissue to discover how these processes are altered during the induction of periodontal disease.