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Regulation of Sialic Acid Metabolism
Kalivoda, Kathryn Antoinette
Doctoral Committee Chair(s)
Vimr, Eric R.
Department of Study
Degree Granting Institution
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
In bacteria, sialic acids act as virulence factors for certain pathogens, and have been determined to play an important role in the establishment of many disease states. Therefore, studying the intricacies of sialic acid metabolism and its regulation provide a foundation for studying several medically important host-pathogen interactions.