5. The Roles of Carbohydrate Binding in Fertilization

  1. Binghe Wang2 and
  2. Geert-Jan Boons3
  1. David J. Miller

Published Online: 7 JUL 2011

DOI: 10.1002/9781118017586.ch5

Carbohydrate Recognition: Biological Problems, Methods, and Applications

Carbohydrate Recognition: Biological Problems, Methods, and Applications

How to Cite

Miller, D. J. (2011) The Roles of Carbohydrate Binding in Fertilization, in Carbohydrate Recognition: Biological Problems, Methods, and Applications (eds B. Wang and G.-J. Boons), John Wiley & Sons, Inc., Hoboken, NJ, USA. doi: 10.1002/9781118017586.ch5

Editor Information

  1. 2

    Department of Chemistry and Center for Biotechnology and Drug Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

  2. 3

    University of Georgia, USA

Author Information

  1. Department of Animal Sciences, University of Illinois, Urbana, Illinois, USA

Publication History

  1. Published Online: 7 JUL 2011
  2. Published Print: 22 AUG 2011

Book Series:

  1. Wiley Series in Drug Discovery and Development

Book Series Editors:

  1. Binghe Wang

Series Editor Information

  1. Department of Chemistry and Center for Biotechnology and Drug Design, Georgia State University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA

ISBN Information

Print ISBN: 9780470592076

Online ISBN: 9781118017586

SEARCH

Keywords:

  • carbohydrate binding in fertilization - enigmatic, data supporting glycan role in species;
  • glycan function in fertilization, sea urchin gametes - sperm binding to storage sites, eggs of species;
  • fertilization glycobiology - remaining a conundrum in mammals

Summary

This chapter contains sections titled:

  • Introduction

  • Sea Urchin Fertilization

  • Starfish Fertilization

  • Xenopus laevis Fertilization

  • Mammals

  • Potential for Improved Therapies and Diagnostics

  • Conclusion and Speculation

  • References