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Sialidase, accession number PF02973 is a widespread enzyme that catalyzes the hydrolysis of terminal acylneuraminic residues from oligosaccharides, glycolipids and glycoproteins. Also called neuraminidase.
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Deficiency of this enzyme, an autosomal recessive trait, causes sialidosis; enzyme activity is also lacking in galactosialidosis. The EC nomenclature is exo-α-sialidase.
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