Characteristics of sialidase in the rat salivary glands.

  title={Characteristics of sialidase in the rat salivary glands.},
  author={Akiko Sato and Midori Hiramatsu and Masanori Kashimata and Masanori A Murayama and Narihiro Minami},
  volume={41 4},
Using 4-methylumbelliferyl-N-acetylneuraminic acid (4MU-NeuAc) as substrate, we measured sialidase activity in the salivary glands and other organs of the rat. The pH optima of salivary gland sialidase were between 4.0 and 4.5, which were similar to those of the enzyme in the brain, liver and kidney. Among the salivary glands, the submandibular one showed the highest sialidase activity followed by the parotid and the sublingual glands. However, sialidase activity in these glands was lower when… CONTINUE READING

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