Role of sialic acid in platelet function

Last updated 12th Sep 2017
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A pinboard by Vesla Kullaya

PhD student, Radboud University Medical center

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Describes how pathogen sialidase affect platelet sialic acid leading to vascular complications.

Platelets are blood cells that regulate blood clotting. They containing molecules on their surfaces known as sialic acid. Cleaving off sialic acid from platelet membrane affects platelet function. ...