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Synthesis and in vitro evaluation of U+03B1-GalCer epimers

Journal Contribution - Journal Article

Subtitle:Synthesis and in vitro evaluation of alpha-GalCer epimers
alpha-GalCer (also known as KRN7000) is an immunomodulatory glycolipid that is known to potently activate invariant natural killer T (NKT) cells upon CD1d-mediated stimulation. Because Th1 and Th2 cytokines, which are released after alpha-GalCer presentation, antagonize each other's effects, a-GalCer analogues-that induce a biased Th1/Th2 response are highly awaited. In this context, we report the synthesis and in vitro evaluation of alpha-Gal-D-Xylo-Cer and two alpha-Gal-L-lyxo-Cer analogues, one with the natural acyl chain, the other with a truncated chain.
ISSN: 1860-7179
Issue: 7
Volume: 3
Pages: 1061 - 1070
Publication year:2008