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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.
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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.
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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.
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Higuchi [11] proposed that the use of TS could lead to the regression of the atherosclerotic process by eliminating Mycoplasmas through its capacity of reallocating sialic acids, a family of amino sugars, which are involved in cell-tocell interactions and signaling functions in hematopoietic, immune, and nervous systems [12].
Blood was collected by heart puncture, serum separated, and used to estimate serum sialic acid by thiobarbituric acid assay (Skoza and Mohos 1976) with N-acetyl neuraminic acid as standard.
Elevated serum and urine sialic acid levels in renal diseases.
Keppler, "Evidence for efficient uptake and incorporation of sialic acid by eukaryotic cells," European Journal of Biochemistry, vol.
Caption: In this cartoon, neuraminidase is depicted as a mouth which "bites" the bond between hemagglutinin (blue suction cup) and sialic acid (green rod).
Naiki, "Quantitative determination of N-glycolylneuraminic acid expression in human cancerous tissues and avian lymphoma cell lines as a tumor-associated sialic acid by gas chromatography-mass spectrometry," Cancer Research, vol.
Suzuki et al., "Sialic acid species as a determinant of the host range of influenza A viruses," Journal of Virology, vol.
Serum and urine sialic acid along with microalbumin levels were also estimated.
Lysosomal sialidase (neuroaminidase) cleans sialic acid residues located in the last part of gangliosides, oligosaccharides and glycoproteins.
A limitation for the use of CDT resides in the fact that abnormal serum transferrin glycoforms (with different numbers of sialic acid residues) can be found in carbohydrate deficient glycoprotein syndromes.