sialic acid


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si·al·ic 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.

[Greek sialon, saliva + -ic.]
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H5N1) to enhance binding to mammalian sialic acid receptors (13).
According to the company, DAS181 utilizes a unique host-directed approach to block respiratory viruses by cleaving sialic acid receptors located in the human respiratory tract which are bound by most of the major respiratory viruses as they infect patients.
5%)-Schiff reagent (PAS) for neutral glycoconjugates; potassium hydroxide/PAS (KOH/PAS) for glycoconjugates with sialic acid residues; and PAS/AB (pH 2.
Glucose, galactose, N-acetlyglucosamine, fucose, and sialic acid are the constituent parts of oligosaccharides.
The main purpose of the present study was to evaluate the usefulness of serum sialic acid in clinical diagnostics.
Objective: In this study, our aim was to investigate the relationship between iron deficiency anemia parameters and serum total sialic acid (SA) levels.
1]H-NMR successfully for identification of the structure of sialic acid residues.
Mothers with healthy babies had breast milk full of carbohydrates that contained a chemical called sialic acid, the team reports in the Feb.
Lung collagen hydroxyproline, uronic acid, hexosamine, serum sialic acid, [gamma]-glutamyl transpeptidase, vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF), granulocyte monocyte colony-stimulating factor and other cytokine levels were significantly lowered in the treated group of animals.
The levels of protein-bound sialic acid (PBSA), high-sensitivity C-reactive protein (hsCRP), malondialdehyde (MDA), protein carbonyl (PCO), vitamin B12, and folic acid in maternal serum were measured.
Methods: Lipid peroxidation and antioxidant status in OSCC patients were estimated and compared the sensitivity and specificity of circulating biomarkers (MDA Sialic acid Catalase SOD GSH and Neuraminidase) with AY-2 microglobulin (AY-2MG) at different thresholds in blood and saliva using receiver operating characteristics (ROC) curve design.
Wilson's laboratory used X-ray crystallography to determine the atomic structures of the H7N9 hemagglutinin protein bound to these sialic acid receptor molecules.