Definition of sialidase in English:

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sialidase

Pronunciation: /sʌɪˈalɪdeɪz/

noun

Another term for neuraminidase.
Example sentences
  • PNGase F cleaves at the carbohydrate-protein link whereas sialidase cleaves terminal sialic acid residues.
  • Acceptor substrate for fucosyltransferase assays was obtained from plasma proteins treated successively by pronase, glycoasparaginase, sialidase, and ß-galactosidase.
  • Analysis of the fibroblast cultures obtained at autopsy revealed a sialidase level of 2.1 nmol/mg of protein per.

Origin

1950s: from Greek sialon 'saliva' + -ide + -ase.

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