Structural diversity in the alpha 2-->8-linked polysialic acid chains in salmonid fish egg glycoproteins. Occurrence of poly(Neu5Ac), poly(Neu5Gc), poly(Neu5Ac, Neu5Gc), poly(KDN), and their partially acetylated forms.

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alpha 2-->8-Linked polysialic acid (polySia) chains terminate O-linked oligosaccharide chains on Salmonidae fish egg polysialoglycoproteins (PSGPs). Expression of these surface PSGPs are developmentally regulated and the polySia epitope is functionally implicated in a number of distinct species-specific cell-cell recognition events during fertilization and… (More)

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@article{Sato1993StructuralDI, title={Structural diversity in the alpha 2-->8-linked polysialic acid chains in salmonid fish egg glycoproteins. Occurrence of poly(Neu5Ac), poly(Neu5Gc), poly(Neu5Ac, Neu5Gc), poly(KDN), and their partially acetylated forms.}, author={Chifumi Sato and Ken Kitajima and Ichiro Tazawa and Y Inoue and Shinji Inoue and Frederic A. Troy}, journal={The Journal of biological chemistry}, year={1993}, volume={268 31}, pages={23675-84} }