Michael Windfuhr

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Poly-alpha-2,8-sialic acid (polysialic acid) is a post-translational modification of the neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM) and an important regulator of neuronal cell-cell interactions. The synthesis of polysialic acid depends on the two polysialyltransferases ST8SiaII and ST8SiaIV. Understanding the catalytic mechanisms of the polysialyltransferases is(More)
on issues of importance and sharing of experiences in the field of international nutrition. All manuscripts submitted for consideration are peer-reviewed, although publication is not guaranteed. Overall editorial control is retained by the SCN Secretariat. Every effort is made to ascertain the validity of the information contained in SCN publications.(More)
Polysialic acid (PSA) is a dynamically regulated posttranslational modification of the neural cell adhesion molecule (NCAM), which modulates NCAM binding functions. PSA biosynthesis is catalyzed by two polysialyltransferases, ST8SiaII and ST8SiaIV. The catalytic mechanisms of these enzymes are unknown. In Chinese hamster ovary cells, ST8SiaIV is responsible(More)
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