Multifarious roles of sialic acids in immunity.


Sialic acids are a diverse family of monosaccharides widely expressed on all cell surfaces of vertebrates and so-called "higher" invertebrates, and on certain bacteria that interact with vertebrates. This overview surveys examples of biological roles of sialic acids in immunity, with emphasis on an evolutionary perspective. Given the breadth of the subject… (More)
DOI: 10.1111/j.1749-6632.2012.06517.x


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