How cats and cows protect farm children from asthma - Immunologists from the University of Zurich have shown that a sialic acid found in farm animals is effective against inflammation of lung tissue. This study opens up a wide variety of perspectives for
Did you know that changes in protein glycosylation are frequently studied in #cancer research to identify potential biomarkers? Factors investigated include differences in overall oligosaccharide (glycan) content, monosaccharide content changes, differences in sialylation amount and sialylation linkages, the degree of fucosylation, and differences in glycan branching. Read this fantastic sialic acid resource on the evaluation of protein #glycosylation by HPAE-PAD.
Human uptake and incorporation of an immunogenic nonhuman dietary sialic acid -- Tangvoranuntakul et al. 100 (21): 12045 Data Supplement - HTML Page - index.htslp -- Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences
A novel discovered peptide as checkpoint inhibitor Scientists from Susavion Biosciences, Inc. recently dentified a unique peptide that mimics the sugar sialic acid and binds with high avidity to inhibitory, sialic acid-binding receptors on immune cells. Administration of the peptide to mice induced dramatic increases in populations of activated immune cells in the peritoneal cavity.