Sialic acids are carbohydrates that occur in living creatures. It is widely present in various organisms such as plants, animals, and bacteria, especially on the surface of the cells and molecules of the organism. Thus, sialosides are complex molecules formed by combining sialic acid and other glycans. These complexes play many important biological functions, such as regulation of immune defense mechanisms, cell-cell interactions, pathogen recognition, and circulatory system. Thus, sialic acids and sialosides are closely related and they both have an important role in the maintenance of life processes. High-throughput screening (HTS) of sialic acids is a novel research method that allows rapid and efficient screening of sialic acids and related biomolecules. The feasibility and potential importance of some molecules in specific fields of research can be discovered relatively quickly using this technology.
Fig.1 Structure of neuraminic acid. (Wikipedia)
Sialic acids are carbohydrates widely existing in organisms, and they are of great importance in a variety of biological processes. Screening and studying the role of sialic acid in many biological processes provide important insights for understanding the mechanisms of life and studying drug targets. CD BioGlyco offers professional high-throughput sialic acid screening services to our clients. The services we provide include but are not limited:
Fig 2. The technologies for HTS of sialic acid. (CD BioGlyco)
CD BioGlyco has a highly specialized sialic acid HTS service, and we are able to meet the specific needs of our clients in terms of the experimental protocol, implementation process, and analysis of results. If you are interested in our services, please contact us for more details.