Sialic Acid-Containing Glycopeptide from Chlorella

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Science  07 Aug 1964:
Vol. 145, Issue 3632, pp. 588-589
DOI: 10.1126/science.145.3632.588-a


A C14-labeled polyanion was isolated from Chlorella pyrenoidosa. It contained amino acids, sialic acid, and other carbohydrates, but no uronic acids, phosphate, or sulfate. It was stable to mild alkali, but released sialic acid upon mild acid treatment.