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Part II: In Memoriam Albert Neuberger 1. Proteoglycans: a special class of glycoproteins (J.E. Silbert, M. Bernfield, R. Kokenyesi) 2. Nuclear and cytoplasmic glycoproteins (K.D. Greis, G.W. Hart) 3. Crabohydrate units of nervous tissue glycoproteins (J. Finne) 4. Glycosyl-phosphatidylinositol anchors: structure, biosynthesis and function (R.N. Cole, G.W. Hart) 5. Dictyostelium discoideum glycoproteins: using a model system for organismic glycobiology (H.H. Freeze) 6. Hemocyanins (J.P. Kamerling, J.F.G. Vliegenthart) 7. Fish glycoproteins (S. Inoue, Y. Inoue) 8. Amphibian glycoproteins (G. Strecker) 9. Blood glycoproteins (K.J. Clemetson) 10. Transferrin superfamily. An outstanding model for studying biochemical evolution (J. Montreuil, G Spik, J. Mazurier) 11. Chemistry, biochemistry and biology of sialic acids (R. Schauer, J.P. Kamerling) 12. Plant lectins: tools for the study of complex carbohydrates (I.J. Goldstein, H.C. Winter, R.D. Poretz) 13. Microbial lectins and their glycoprotein receptors (N. Sharon, H. Lis) 14. Adhesive glycoproteins and receptors (R.C. Hughes) 15. Carbohydrate differentiation antigens Ii, SSEA-1 (Lex) and related structures. Prototype mammalian carbohydrate antigens that serve as ligands in molecular recognition (T. Feizi) 16. Cell adhesion and recognition mechanisms in the nervous tissue (J-P. Zanetta) 17. Neoglycoproteins (R.T. Lee, Y.C. Lee).