sialic acid


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sialic acid

 [si-al´ik]
any N-acyl derivative of neuraminic acid; various ones are found in polysaccharides, glycoproteins, and glycolipids.

sialic acid

/si·al·ic ac·id/ (si-al´ik) any of a group of acetylated derivatives of neuraminic acid; they occur in many polysaccharides, glycoproteins, and glycolipids in animals and bacteria.

sialic acid

(sī-ăl′ĭk)
n.
Any of a group of amino carbohydrates that are components of mucoproteins and glycoproteins, especially in animal tissue and blood cells.

sialic acid

[si-al′ik]
any N-acyl derivative of neuraminic acid. Various ones are found in polysaccharides, glycoproteins, and glycolipids.

sialic acid

A generic term for acylated neuraminic acids and other derivatives of neuraminic acid when the nature of the N-acyl or O-cyl substituent(s) is not relevant or is unknown.

sialic acid

acetylated derivative of neuraminic acid.
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The contents of uronic acid, glycosaminoglycans (GAGs) and sialic acid of velvet antlers at different cutting times in spotted deer are shown in Table 4.
Theresa Good of the University of Maryland, Baltimore County and her colleagues used star-shaped polymers called dendrimers and decorated their tips with sialic acid molecules.
If we can remove sialic acid residues from the cell surface, this will force the insulin receptor do its job of absorbing blood sugar properly.
To establish if anionic sialic acid residues of mucin are involved in the masking effect, we conducted ELISAs of hBDs in the presence of neuraminidase-treated mucin, i.
Sialix, originally founded as Gc-Free, Inc, is a pioneer in Glycobiology, founded by leading researchers at the University of California, San Diego (UCSD), specializing in Sialic acid research, discovery and technology platform solutions for industry and biopharm.
Sialic acids are derived from neuraminic acid whose main derivative is N-acetylneuraminic acid, which is generally used as a synonym for sialic acid (Ledeen and Yu 1976).
Plasma transferrin contains 2 complex type N-glycans with terminal sialic acid residues.
Several years ago, Varki and his colleagues surprisingly observed that one form of sialic acid, clearly present in the tissues of the great apes, was almost completely absent from the human body.
This discovery was based on the observation that only a minor fraction of the pooled IgG molecules in IVIG is responsible for the therapeutic anti-inflammatory properties of the drug due to specific sialic acid linkages on their Fc-linked glycans.
Sialic acid receptor specificity on erythrocytes affects detection of antibody to avian influenza haemagglutinin.
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In strains of rotavirus that infect animals, the top of a spike on the virus attaches to the cell via a glycan (one of many sugars linked together to form complex branched-chain structures) with a terminal molecule of sialic acid.