Heteroaromatic moieties in the sphingosine backbone of α- Galactosylceramides for noncovalent interactions with CD1d

Yongju Kim, Jonghoon Kim, Keunhee Oh, Dong Sup Lee, Seung Bum Park

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Abstract

A series of α-GalCer analogues containing heterocyclic and aromatic moieties in the sphingosine backbone were synthesized to improve the selectivity in the Th1/Th2 cytokine profile via noncovalent interaction with three aromatic residues at the binding pocket of CD1d. In vitro and in vivo biological evaluations revealed the treatment of α-GalCer analogue (6) induced the selective stimulation of natural killer T cells to facilitate the secretion of Th2 cytokines.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)151-154
Number of pages4
JournalACS Medicinal Chemistry Letters
Volume3
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2012 Feb 9

Keywords

  • CD1d
  • cytokine secretion
  • noncovalent interaction
  • selectivity
  • α-Galactosylceramide

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry
  • Drug Discovery
  • Organic Chemistry

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