Definition of sialidase in English:

sialidase

noun

  • another term for neuraminidase
    • ‘PNGase F cleaves at the carbohydrate-protein link whereas sialidase cleaves terminal sialic acid residues.’
    • ‘Acceptor substrate for fucosyltransferase assays was obtained from plasma proteins treated successively by pronase, glycoasparaginase, sialidase, and ß-galactosidase.’
    • ‘Analysis of the fibroblast cultures obtained at autopsy revealed a sialidase level of 2.1 nmol/mg of protein per.’
    • ‘The cell-associated virus determined by sialidase activity was also reduced by F36 treatment.’

Origin

1950s: from Greek sialon saliva + -ide + -ase.

Pronunciation

sialidase

/sʌɪˈalɪdeɪz/