sialic acids


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si·al·ic ac·ids (Sia),

(sī-al'ik as'idz),
Esters and other N- and O-acyl derivatives of neuraminic acid; radicals of sialic acids are sialoyl, if the OH of the COOH is removed, and sialosyl, if the OH comes from the anomeric carbon (C-2) of the cyclic structure; for example, N-acetylneuraminic acid.

si·al·ic ac·ids

(sī-al'ik as'idz)
Esters and other N- and O-acyl derivatives of neuraminic acid.
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Earlier, majority of scientists concluded that some viruses depend on sialic acid to infect the body, while others were thought to cause infection independent of sialic acid.
(2009) Sialic acids. In Essentials of Glycobiology (eds.
This is because sperms are naturally coated with sialic acid and the innate immune system uses sialic acid to distinguish human cells from invaders.
The chemistry and biology of sialic acids and related substances.
The neuraminidase of influenza viruses is responsible for the cleaving sialic acids from receptors, thus preventing self-aggregation and enabling the release of virus during budding from host cells (Palese et al., 1974).
2-keto-3-deoxy-D-glycero-D-galac to-nononic acid, a member of the sialic acid family has distinctive properties such as insensitivity to various sialidases and the association of N-acetyl group with the hydroxyl group of NeuAc (N acetylneuraminic acid) has been shown to be related to human cancers (2-3).
Sialic acids (Sias) are a large family of nine carbon monosaccharide sugars.
[5] Since sialic acids are major constituents of glycoproteins and glycolipids, this study is concerned with TSA and/or LBSA levels.
Sialic acids can occur as terminal residues at antennae.
Sialic acid acetylesterase (SIAE, Ensembl: ENSG00000 110013) is an enzyme that regulates the cell surface acetylation of sialic acids.