|Host||Sialoside||Tissues expressing most of it..|
|Human||α2,3||Eye, conjunctivae, tear duct, ciliated respiratory cells (minority) including cuboidal bronchiolar cells, type II pneumocytes|
|Human||α2,6||Non-ciliated respiratory cells (majority) including nasal mucosa, paranasal sinuses, pharynx, trachea, bronchi|
|Pig||α2,3 & α2,6||Respiratory epithelium|
|Ferrets||α2,3 & α2,6||Respiratory epithelium|
|Chickens||α2,3 & α2,6||Respiratory and intestinal epithelium|
|Quail||α2,3 & α2,6||Respiratory and intestinal epithelium|
Thursday, 11 July 2013
Where is sialic acid in different animals?
Some reviews (this and this) from a year or more ago went into this question. Tabulated for some animals below. There often seems to be at least some of the non-dominant receptor in each tissue so thing are not all or nothing.
Posted by Ian M Mackay