N-acetylneuraminic acid(NANA) and 2-keto-3-deoxyoctonate(KDO)

schaub at chclu.chemie.uni-konstanz.de schaub at chclu.chemie.uni-konstanz.de
Wed Oct 28 12:35:22 EST 1998

In article <19981010154101.19975.qmail at hotmail.com>, tsj01 at HOTMAIL.COM ("tae sung") writes:
>Hi, glycoscientist
> Let me know the relation between NANA and KDO. Lymulus polyphemus can 
>bind with KDO. Who have knowledge for my question, let me sleep with 
>Thanks for you in advance,
>Tae Sung Jung
>Institute of Aquaculture
>University of stirling
>E-Mail:tsj01 at hotmail.com
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Both NANA and KDO are ulosonic acids but Kdo has only eight carbons and no
acetammido group like NANA. I think KDO is mostly from bacterial sources
whereas NANA is most common in mamalians.

I hope this will helpp a little bit, but if you specify your question more I
probably can send you some references.

CHristoph Schaub, University of Konstanz, Germany

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