Acetylneuraminic acid exists as a portion of sugar chain in almost all of glycoproteins, glycolipids and glycopeptides in the body. The sugar chains containing acetylneuraminic acid plays an important roll in the cell recognition, cell localization and immune reaction.
N-Acetylneuraminic acid, also known as sialic acid, produced by the company through an enzymatic process, has the functions of anti-virus, anti-cancer, anti-inflammatory, improving the immunity of the body, promoting the development of brain and nerve cells, and so on, so it has a wide range of uses in the food and medicine industry.
At present, N-Acetylneuraminic acid is added to many large brands of infant milk powder in the market, which is helpful to the development of infant intelligence. In medicine, the synthesis of the avian influenza treatment drug Zanamivir is based on N-Acetylneuraminic acid as the starting material, so N-Acetylneuraminic acid has a broad prospect.