Exploration of the Sialic Acid World

In a masterpiece of glycoscience, two, among the world experts on Sialic Acid retrace 80 years of history and describe the cartography where continents of knowledge have accumulated and where new explorations may be undertaken.

Over a document of more than 200 pages, accompanied by 1171 references, the authors cover the historical evolution that led to the present knowledge on sialic acids.

Sialic acids are among the most striking molecules in higher animals and many microorganisms, and these monosaccharides play a role in all branches of cell biology. There is no doubt that this chapter will remain a bedside book of many glycoscientists