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[mass noun] An enzyme, present in many pathogenic or symbiotic microorganisms, which catalyses the breakdown of glycosides containing neuraminic acid.
- ‘The influenza virus has two other integral membrane proteins, M2 and neuraminidase.’
- ‘The other spikes consist of enzymes, neuraminidase, which help the virus spread.’
- ‘We know, for example, that H5N1 is sensitive to antiviral drugs that inhibit one of its important enzymes, called neuraminidase.’
- ‘Current influenza vaccines work by targeting to two proteins called haemagglutinin and neuraminidase, which are found on the surface on the virus.’
- ‘Many human pathogens, including influenza viruses, possess neuraminidase enzymes (also known as sialidases).’
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