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sial:

see continentcontinent,
largest unit of landmasses on the earth. The continents include Eurasia (conventionally regarded as two continents, Europe and Asia), Africa, North America, South America, Australia, and Antarctica.
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sial

[′sī‚al]
(petrology)
A petrologic term for the silica- and alumina-rich upper rock layers of the earth's crust; gives rise to granite magma; the bulk of the continental blocks is sialic. Also known as granitic layer; sal.
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"Our results indicate that sperm sialic acids may interact with endometrial Siglecs and that these interactions facilitate sperm survival in the face of female immunity," the researchers wrote in their study. 
Therefore, combinations of existing medicines, including FLU-IVIG, with sialic acid blockers could increase their efficacy while future-proofing against the next pandemic."
It has been found that while the hypoxic environment enhances the invasiveness and metastatic ability of cancer cells (e.g., HeLa; adenocarcinoma, CaCo-2; colorectal adenocarcinoma and LS174T Dukes' type B; colorectal adenocarcinoma), it also induces the production of KDN in these cells by creating changes in the sialic acid metabolism (4, 6).
LLC), which constitutes the large majority compound in sialic acid, was dissolved in distilled water at the concentration of 0.5 mg/mL.
Isoform-specific effects of sialic acid on voltage-dependent Na+ channel gating: functional sialic acids are localized to the S5-S6 loop of domain I.
Sialic acid is an essential nutrient for brain development and cognition.
To evaluate the usefulness of sialic acid as an indicator for severity of the disease.
Higuchi [11] proposed that the use of TS could lead to the regression of the atherosclerotic process by eliminating Mycoplasmas through its capacity of reallocating sialic acids, a family of amino sugars, which are involved in cell-tocell interactions and signaling functions in hematopoietic, immune, and nervous systems [12].