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Information on EC 3.2.1.18 - exo-alpha-sialidase

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The enzyme does not act on 4-O-acetylated sialic acids. endo-alpha-Sialidase activity is listed as EC 3.2.1.129, endo-alpha-sialidase. See also EC 4.2.2.15 anhydrosialidase.
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The enzyme appears in viruses and cellular organisms
Synonyms
acetylneuraminidase, Acetylneuraminyl hydrolase, acid sialidase, acylneuraminyl glycohydrolase, alpha-N-acylneuraminate glycohydrolase, alpha-neuraminidase, alpha-sialidase, alpha2,6-sialidase, alpha2,6-sialyltransferase, alpha2,6-trans-sialidase, more
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ORGANISM
UNIPROT
LITERATURE
hydrolysis of alpha-(2->3)-, alpha-(2->6)-, alpha-(2->8)- glycosidic linkages of terminal sialic acid residues in oligosaccharides, glycoproteins, glycolipids, colominic acid and synthetic substrates
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