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Definitions of N Acylneuraminate Glycohydrolases

  1. An enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of alpha- 2, 3, alpha- 2, 6-, and alpha- 2, 8- glycosidic linkages ( at a decreasing rate, respectively) of terminal sialic residues in oligosaccharides, glycoproteins, glycolipids, colominic acid, and synthetic substrate. ( From Enzyme Nomenclature, 1992) EC 3. 2. 1. 18.
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