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Sialic acid utilization by bacterial pathogens.

Abstract:

Sialic acid occupies the terminal position within glycan molecules on the surfaces of many vertebrate cells, where it functions in diverse cellular processes such as intercellular adhesion and cell signalling. Pathogenic bacteria have evolved to use this molecule beneficially in at least two different ways: they can coat themselves in sialic acid, providing resistance to components of the host's innate immune response, or they can use it as a nutrient. Sialic acid itself is either synthesized...

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10.1099/mic.0.2007/009480-0

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Thomas, GH More by this author
Journal:
Microbiology (Reading, England)
Volume:
153
Issue:
Pt 9
Pages:
2817-2822
Publication date:
2007-09-05
DOI:
EISSN:
1465-2080
ISSN:
1350-0872
URN:
uuid:57d1c838-26c6-41ed-b921-93dc5ff56a18
Source identifiers:
115593
Local pid:
pubs:115593

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