Definition of Neuraminidase

1. Noun. (biochemistry) An antigenic enzyme, found on the surfaces of viruses, that catalyzes the hydrolysis of terminal acylneuraminic residues from oligosaccharides, glycoproteins, and glycolipids ¹



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Definition of Neuraminidase

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Medical Definition of Neuraminidase

1. Enzyme catalysing cleavage of neuraminic acid residues from oligosaccharide chains of glycoproteins and glycolipids. Since these residues are usually terminal, neuraminidases are generally exo enzymes, although an endoneuraminidase is known. For use as a laboratory reagent, common sources are from bacteria such as Vibrio or Clostridium. A neuraminidase is one of the transmembrane proteins of the envelope of influenza virus. (04 Jul 1999)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Neuraminidase

neuralation
neuralgia
neuralgia facialis vera
neuralgias
neuralgic
neuralgic amyotrophy
neuralgies
neuralgiform
neuralgy
neuralizing
neurally
neuramic
neuraminic
neuraminic acid
neuraminidase (current term)
neuraminidases
neuramoebimeter
neuranagenesis
neurapophyses
neurapophysial
neurapophysis
neurapraxia
neurapraxias
neurarchy
neurasthenia
neurasthenia gravis
neurasthenia praecox
neurasthenias
neurasthenic

Literary usage of Neuraminidase

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1. Proceedings of the Society for Experimental Biology and Medicine (1903)
"Shape Change and the Percentage of Sialic Acid Removed by neuraminidase from Human Platelets' (40282) ELLINOR I. PEERSCHKE AND MARJORIE B. ZUCKER Department ..."

2. Ninth Day of Creationby Leonard Crane by Leonard Crane (2000)
"But if the sixth band was supposed to be the neuraminidase gene the conclusion was even more stunning. The length of the new gene was only half as large as ..."

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