The Distribution of Sialic Acids Within the Eukaryotic Cell

  • Leonard Warren


In this chapter the distribution of sialic acid within the cell will be discussed. It is fairly safe to assume that essentially all of the sialic acid of the cell is in a bound form incorporated in glycoproteins and glycolipids and that these are to a large extent components of the cell membranes. In glandular secretory tissues large amounts of macromolecules containing sialic acid may be present in granular from awaiting elimination from the cell—a rather special situation that will not be considered further.


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  • Leonard Warren
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  1. 1.Wistar Institute of Anatomy and BiologyPhiladelphiaUSA

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