Enzymatic assay of serum sialic acid.

Serum sialic acid has been assayed enzymatically. The reaction includes neuraminidase hydrolysis of glycoprotein, cleavage of sialic acid to pyruvate by N-acetyl neuraminic acid (NANA)-aldolase, oxidation of pyruvate by pyruvate oxidase which produces hydrogen peroxide, and colorimetry of hydrogen peroxide using the peroxidase-p-chlorophenol-4-amino… CONTINUE READING