Cell surface molecules are critically important in regulating cell structure and function. Recent advances on the functional role of cell surface molecules, particularly glycoconjugates are presented in this book. Comprising of 22 chapters from the 2011 International Symposium on Biochemical Roles of Eukaryotic Cell Surface Macromolecules, it covers topics on the analysis of glycome, biophysical approaches to study cell surface molecules, glycoconjugate metabolism and its dysregulation, and molecular mechanisms involved in cell-cell and cell-matrix interaction.
Prof. Perumana R. Sudhakaran is currently the Dean of the School of Biological Sciences and Professor of Biochemistry, Central University of Kerala, Kasargod, India. His major area of research is cell extracellular matrix interaction and cell signaling. Prof. Avadesha Surolia is currently the Director of the National Institute of Immunology, New Delhi and a Professor of Molecular Biophysics at the Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore, India. His major areas of research include structure and function of lectins, orientation and dynamics of cell surface carbohydrate receptors, protein folding and quality control in the endoplasmic reticulum.