Carbohydrate-Based Vaccines and Immunotherapies
Copyright © 2009 John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
Editor(s): Zhongwu Guo, Geert-Jan Boons
Published Online: 28 OCT 2008
Print ISBN: 9780470197561
Online ISBN: 9780470473283
Series Editor(s): Binghe Wang
About this Book
The fundamental science and the latest developments in carbohydrate-based vaccines
The relatively new field of glycoimmunology has emerged from the marriage of glycobiology and immunology, in recognition of the important role carbohydrates play as antigenic determinants. Carbohydrate-Based Vaccines and Immunotherapies comprehensively reviews the state of this exciting field, offering a single source for both the fundamental science and the latest developments.
With contributions by leading experts, this resource covers the design, synthesis, evaluation, and applications of various carbohydrate-based vaccines, including polysaccharides, neoglycoproteins, and neoglycolipids. The text approaches vaccine design from a chemical and molecular focus, staying in line with current advances.
Key topics covered by Carbohydrate-Based Vaccines and Immunotherapies include:
Recent developments towards clinically useful vaccines against bacteria, viruses, parasites, and fungi
Using adjuvants to improve immunogenicity and/or immunological properties of vaccines
Choosing and designing proper adjuvants for specific targets
Abnormal carbohydrates expressed by tumors
Carbohydrate-based therapeutic cancer vaccines or cancer immunotherapy
Clinical trials results for synthetic cancer vaccines
Glycoengineering of cell surface carborhydrates and its anticancer applications
Using cell surface carbohydrates for disease diagnosis
A single, convenient source of state-of-the-art information from leading authorities in the field, Carbohydrate-Based Vaccines and Immunotherapies is an essential reference for organic chemists and biochemists, academic researchers, and other students and professionals involved in vaccine design.