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EC; other names: sialidase; neuraminidase; N‐acylneuraminate glycohydrolase; α‐neuraminidase; an enzyme that catalyses the hydrolysis of α‐2,3‐, α‐2,6‐, and α‐2,8‐glycosidic linkages joining terminal nonreducing N‐ or O‐acylneuraminyl residues to galactose, oligosaccharides, glycoproteins, or glycolipids.


Subjects: Chemistry.

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