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Microbial sialidases: does bigger always mean better?
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  7981969     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Sialidases are a superfamily of N-acylneuraminate-releasing (sialic-acid-releasing) exoglycosidases found mainly in higher eukaryotes and in some, mostly pathogenic, viruses, bacteria and protozoans. The functions of sialidases are poorly understood and, until recently, their biochemical and evolutionary relationships were unclear. A comparative approach has demonstrated the remarkable similarities and differences between nonviral sialidases, and is providing clues about their functions.
Authors:
E R Vimr
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Trends in microbiology     Volume:  2     ISSN:  0966-842X     ISO Abbreviation:  Trends Microbiol.     Publication Date:  1994 Aug 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1995-01-03     Completed Date:  1995-01-03     Revised Date:  2007-11-14    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9310916     Medline TA:  Trends Microbiol     Country:  ENGLAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  271-7     Citation Subset:  IM    
Affiliation:
Dept of Veterinary Pathobiology, University of Illinois, Urbana 61801.
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MeSH Terms
Descriptor/Qualifier:
Bacteria / enzymology*
Genes, Bacterial
Neuraminidase / chemistry*,  genetics,  physiology
Protein Structure, Tertiary
Salmonella typhimurium / enzymology
Vibrio cholerae / enzymology
Grant Support
ID/Acronym/Agency:
R01 AI23039/AI/NIAID NIH HHS
Chemical
Reg. No./Substance:
EC 3.2.1.18/Neuraminidase

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