poly-α2,8-sialic acid

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A linear homopolymer (n ≈ 100) of α2,8‐linked sialic acid molecules present mainly on neural cell adhesion molecules (NCAMs). Its biosynthesis is mediated by polysialyl transferase, which uses CMP‐sialic acid ...

Subjects: Chemistry.

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