Further Information

Reviews on polysialic acid in brain development and disease:

Thiesler H, Küçükerden M, Gretenkort L, Röckle I, Hildebrandt H (2022). News and views on polysialic acid: From tumor progression and brain development to psychiatric disorders, neurodegeneration, myelin repair and immunomodulation. Front Cell Dev Biol. 10:871757.

Schnaar RL, Gerardy-Schahn R, Hildebrandt H (2014) Sialic acids in the brain: gangliosides and polysialic acid in nervous system development, stability, disease, and regeneration. Physiol Rev 94 (2): 461-518.

Hildebrandt H, Mühlenhoff M, Gerardy-Schahn, R (2012) Polysialinsäure – ein Zucker reguliert die Hirnentwicklung. BioSpektrum 18 (1): 26-29 (German)


Talks on (poly)sialic acid in brain development and tumor biology:

To learn more about the importance of polysialic acid in brain plasticity, see talk by Prof. Rita Gerardy-Schahn.

To learn more about the importance of sialic acid in tumor biology, see talk by Prof. Carolyn Bertozzi.

Webcast: 28th ECNP Congress, Amsterdam 29.08.2015, Symposium S.04 "Merging mouse and human data on the role of PolySia-NCAM in neurodevelopment and schizophrenia"

Progress in Mind (Congress Highlights ECNP 2015): "The intrigue of PolySia-NCAM"


Scientific Profiles:

Profiles on Web of Science, ORCID, Scopus, Loop and Google Scholar

Funding: DFG (GEPRIS)