CHEBI:61599 - [8)-α-Neu5Ac-(2→]n

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ChEBI Name [8)-α-Neu5Ac-(2→]n
ChEBI ASCII Name [8)-alpha-Neu5Ac-(2->]n
Definition An amino oligosaccharide consisting of repeating units of N-acetylneuraminic acid that are joined via α-(2→8)-linkages. Commonly known as polysialic acid or PSA,
Stars This entity has been manually annotated by the ChEBI Team.
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Formula (C11H17NO8)nH2O
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Average Mass 0.0
ChEBI Ontology
Outgoing [8)-α-Neu5Ac-(2→]n (CHEBI:61599) is a amino oligosaccharide (CHEBI:22483)
[8)-α-Neu5Ac-(2→]n (CHEBI:61599) is conjugate acid of [(2→8)-N-acetyl-α-D-neuraminosyl]n (CHEBI:139252)
Incoming [8)-α-Neu5Ac-(2→]5 (CHEBI:78305) is a [8)-α-Neu5Ac-(2→]n (CHEBI:61599)
[8)-α-Neu5Ac-(2→]6 (CHEBI:61597) is a [8)-α-Neu5Ac-(2→]n (CHEBI:61599)
[8)-α-Neu5Ac-(2→]8 (CHEBI:78300) is a [8)-α-Neu5Ac-(2→]n (CHEBI:61599)
[(2→8)-N-acetyl-α-D-neuraminosyl]n (CHEBI:139252) is conjugate base of [8)-α-Neu5Ac-(2→]n (CHEBI:61599)
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[8)-α-NeuNAC-(2→]n ChEBI
[α-Neu5Ac-(2→8)]n ChEBI
N-acetylated α-(2→8)-linked homosialopolysaccharide ChEBI
poly-α-(2→8)-Neu5Ac ChEBI
poly-α-(2→8)-NeuNAc ChEBI
poly[α-Neu5Ac-(2→8)] ChEBI
polysialic acid ChEBI
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Last Modified
22 April 2014
General Comment
2011-03-08 Corresponds to the specific capsular polysaccharide of the group B meningococcus and of Escherichia coli Kl.