9-O-acetylated sialic acids have widespread but selective expression: analysis using a chimeric dual-function probe derived from influenza C hemagglutinin-esterase.

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While 9-O-acetylation of sialic acids has been reported in some mammalian tissues, the distribution of this modification on specific cell types and molecules is largely unknown. The influenza C virus hemagglutinin-esterase is a membrane-bound glycoprotein that binds specifically to 9-O-acetylated sialic acids (hemagglutinin activity) and then hydrolyzes the… (More)

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@article{Klein19949OacetylatedSA, title={9-O-acetylated sialic acids have widespread but selective expression: analysis using a chimeric dual-function probe derived from influenza C hemagglutinin-esterase.}, author={Andrew S. Klein and Malini Krishna and Nissi M. Varki and Ajit Varki}, journal={Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences of the United States of America}, year={1994}, volume={91 16}, pages={7782-6} }