Victor Ginsburg's influence on my research of the role of sialic acids in biological recognition.

@article{Schauer2004VictorGI,
  title={Victor Ginsburg's influence on my research of the role of sialic acids in biological recognition.},
  author={Roland Schauer},
  journal={Archives of biochemistry and biophysics},
  year={2004},
  volume={426 2},
  pages={132-41}
}
  • Roland Schauer
  • Published 2004 in Archives of biochemistry and biophysics
Sialic acids are monosaccharides with relatively strong acidity which belong to the most important molecules of higher animals and also occur in some microorganisms. They are bound to complex carbohydrates and occupy prominent positions, especially in cell membranes. Their structural diversity is high and, correspondingly, the mechanisms for their biosynthesis complex. Sialic acids are involved in a great number of cell functions. Due to their cell surface location these acidic molecules shield… CONTINUE READING